• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Employment Condition of Families in Italy

Raffaella Rubino

(University of Study in Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)

Abstract: The employment trends and economic situation of Italian families have undergone a thorough analysis in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using official data such as employment statistics and economic indicators, this research aims to evaluate the pandemic’s effects on the working conditions of Italian families. The pandemic has triggered a significant rise in unemployment and a substantial reduction in job opportunities in Italy. Key sectors such as tourism, hospitality, and retail have faced severe repercussions due to the restrictions implemented to contain the virus, resulting in layoffs, work suspensions, and salary cuts. The analysis highlights how families have experienced a decline in their household incomes due to reduced work capacity and the economic challenges brought about by the pandemic. This has directly impacted their socio-economic well-being, affecting financial stability, access to essential goods and services, and overall quality of life. Lockdown measures and economic difficulties have led to higher unemployment rates and diminished job opportunities for temporary workers, young individuals, women, and those who were already in economically vulnerable situations. On the other hand, specific segments of the population have been able to benefit from the evolving COVID-19 situation. For instance, sectors like e-commerce, digital technology, and healthcare have offered increasing job opportunities, such as online product delivery or healthcare assistance. The results reveal a complex situation for families in Southern Italy, with significant socio-economic consequences that call for targeted interventions to address long-term effects and stimulate economic recovery in the region.

Key words: employment, work, families, Covid-19, Italy

        JEL codes: J1, J12, J13, J2, J21, J8, J82

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