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VSE COVID-19 Risk/Reward Assessment Tool
In March 2020, economists at the Vancouver School of Economics developed the VSE COVID-19 Risk/Reward Assessment Tool to measure industry and occupation-specific risk of viral transmission of infection. The tool provides critical information needed to determine the order in which industries could be reopened in a way that minimized the cost measured in health risk versus the benefits measured in output and employment.
The risk of infection was measured over two groups of factors: risks inherent in a specific occupation/ industry and risks related to characteristics of workers in that occupation/ industry.
Occupational qualities used to determine the risk of infection of COVID-19:
Worker characteristics used to determine the risk of infection of COVID-19:
The VSE risk score ranges from 0 (no risk) to 100 (most risk). More information about the VSE COVID-19 Risk/Reward Assessment Tool can be found here.
This report analysed the four industries that employ the largest share of either women or men (separately) and determined the VSE COVID-19 Risk Index for the top three occupations within each industry.
This analysis can be explored in greater detail in interactive charts.
To read the full report, visit unmaskgenderinequity.ca