Jobless and Divided: Measures Towards Redressing Inequality in the Era of Covid-19
Rodrigue, Nda’chi Deffo
Benjamin, Fomba Kamga
African Economic Research Consortium
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to further increase in income inequality; a situation that was already alarming and deeply concerning. The increase in inequality is the result of several factors such as individuals head of households losing their jobs due to the restrictions put in place by the government. Even those who escaped this job loss experienced a decline in productivity. Moreover, there was a significant drop in monetary transfers to individuals because the issuers of these transfers were also experiencing difficulties.