Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Women's Support in Family Economic Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316270,
        author={Meilani  Dhamayanti},
        title={Women's Support in Family Economic Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={economic entrepreneur mompreneurs pandemic},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316270}
    }
    
  • Meilani Dhamayanti
    Year: 2022
    Women's Support in Family Economic Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316270
Meilani Dhamayanti1,*
  • 1: Communication Science Department, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: meilani.dhamayanti@binus.ac.id

Abstract

It has been more than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic occurred in Indonesia. The covid-19 pandemic is not just a global pandemic and public health crisis; it also greatly affects the global economy and financial markets. The phenomenon of layoffs that occurred during the pandemic had an impact on household resilience. The demand for fulfilling economic needs is a priority for family survival. Families that have one source of income from the father as the head of the family will experience a slump. The economic condition needs to encourage women to become the savior of the family economy. The Covid-19 pandemic adds to the burden of women's dual roles. The phenomenon of mompreneurs is that women as wives who initially only take care of children and the household are now managing home businesses due to financial reasons. The paper focuses on how women's support in family economic resilience during Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study is to analyze the role of women in supporting the family economy. The author conducted interviews with three mompreneurs who do businesses to support the family economy. This paper concludes that layoffs have encouraged women to act as saviors of the family economy by doing small business that can help the family economy. Suggestion: The phenomenon of mompreneurs occurs in many areas in Indonesia. The local government must support and empower mompreneurs to improve women's business skills and potential.