A ‘She-Session’? The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labour Market in Thailand


The impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on Thailand has been dramatic due to the country’s openness to trade and exposure as a global tourism hub. 

This report from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) studies the impact of COVID-19 on different demographic groups in the Thai labor market. To get results, the study built a new set of COVID-19 impact indicators capturing both the degree of risk in industries and degree of occupational flexibility in the Thai context. 

The results show that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is highly unequal across demographic groups and may further worsen the pre-existing inequality in the Thai labor market.


Recent disruption in Thailand
Data and Methodology
The impact of COVID-19 and gender difference in labour market
The impact of COVID-19 by individual characteristics
     The impact of COVID-19 by marital status
     The impact of COVID-19 by working sectors
     The impact of COVID-19 by income levels
     The impact of COVID-19 by residence area and regions
     The impact of COVID-19 by age groups
Regular crises vs. COVID-19 pandemic
Policy relevance
Published June 2021
Source: ERIA

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