The market-reach of pandemics: evidence from Ethiopia

14 October 2020

Nuffield Fellow Christian Meyer continues his work on garment workers in Ethiopia.

Using the same survey method, Christian and coauthors summarise their findings, showing a dramatic impact of the pandemic on the employment of women in the industry, including loss of work, migration and food insecurity.

(Christian Meyer, Morgan Hardy, Marc Witte, Gisella Kagy and Eyoual Demeke, ‘The market-reach of pandemics: Evidence from female workers in Ethiopia’s ready-made garment industry’. Published in World Development 137(2021): 105179, doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105179)