Service Industry & COVID-19

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The essence of the project is collecting and analyzing data on differences in employment across various sectors of the BC service industry, such as tourism, hotel, accommodation, and retail.

School:

SFU

Department:

Social Data Analytics

Course:

SDA 490

Instructors:

  • Edana Beauvais
  • Pierre Mouganie

City of Vancouver:

  • Austin Lui

Student Team:

  • Lesley Urgel
  • Ralph Guillermo
  • Mathias Gausachs
  • Lovely Ranges

Strategy:

  • Poverty Reduction Plan

Summary

The project’s main purpose is determining the extent of employment and unemployment rates throughout the pandemic, as well as to research how business decisions greatly impacted certain service worker populations in BC, particularly women of colour. Our intended audience will be policymakers and researchers dedicated to addressing unemployment within hospitality and gender inequities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

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