A Crisis Like No Other: COVID-19 and Labor Markets in Southeast Asia—Evidence from Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam
Labor markets in Southeast Asia was particularly hit 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