COVID-19 and Labor Markets in Southeast Asia—Impacts on Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam
This report examines the impacts of COVID-19 on labor markets along with adjustment patterns in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Labor markets in Southeast Asia were hit particularly hard in 2020 when government pandemic containment measures were most severe. COVID-19 exacerbated growing inequalities in the region and exposed large gaps in social protection. This report aims to help policymakers identify priorities, constraints, and opportunities for developing effective labor market strategies for economic recovery and beyond.
- Executive Summary
- COVID-19 Impacts and Labor Market Adjustments
- Differential Impacts of the Pandemic
- Social Protection and Labor Policy Response