This project funded by the Einstein Foundation will seek to distinguish between short- medium- and potentially longer-term effects of crises on career paths and gender and diversity.
Research projects will compare the economic crises of 2008 to the COVID-19 pandemic using three major approaches.
1. Explore the specific (policy) ideas on gender and diversity that developed during these crises.
2. Identify country-specific institutional structures and organizational contexts that served as buffers against the deleterious impact of the crises on gender equity and diversity.
3. Distinguish what forms of existing intersecting inequalities were amplified, and what new forms emerged.
By identifying factors that mitigated the impact of these global crises and their aftermaths on individual career trajectories as well as gender and diversity initiatives, the findings will contribute to sustainable change mechanisms for resilience and recovery.