Mobility Challenges of Female Minority Workforce During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has created widespread effects on individuals, families, and communities throughout the world. Coupled with political disputes and racial discrimination, this pandemic has brought unprecedented fear, pessimism, and despair to the female workforce, especially women of color in the U.S. Too many unknowns make it impossible to predict exactly how women and families will react to the ever-shifting landscape of public health, employment status, caregiving, and job access. This project aims to give quantified answers to two research questions: (1) What is the impact of the pandemic-induced mobility change among the female minority workforce? (2) How much such a situation has been evolved during the pandemic? What are the possible implications for long-term gender equity and the well-being of women and families? The significance of this project is to investigate gender equity issues in workplaces and homes and identify solutions that can better prepare the vulnerable group, female minority workforce, to be resilient to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Census has implemented a three-phase Household Pulse Survey to measure the social and economic impacts during the coronavirus pandemic. With rich individual-level socioeconomic data collected, this project will analyze how the effect of socio-demographic factors, income and employment status, housing insecurity, food scarcity, household expense, and social welfare jointly impact the mobility options of the female minority workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Where mobility change is measured by reduced trip frequency, teleworking or not, reduced use of public transit and shared mobility, and the history of long-distance travels. In addition, with the changing responsive actions from governmental agencies, the challenges that the female minority workforce is confronted with is also changing. Whether governmental responses to the pandemic over time are effective need to be evaluated.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $108825
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747119

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Peng

    Zhang, Yu

  • Start Date: 20211001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01781619
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2021 2:53PM