Open Access Article

Title: The perishment of the economics sector in women's domestication during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

Authors: Heri Junaidi

Addresses: Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, UIN Raden Fatah, Palembang, Indonesia

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic, considered a force that restores family institutions, has led to the domestication of women who have become professional workers. This paper aims to show how the return of women to the home causes the loss of women's status as professional workers on the one hand and the return of women as mothers and wives on the other. In this context, gender relations have also been redefined. The data used for this paper are derived from qualitative research, using various discussions in online media and relevant literature. The results of the study show that a series of government policies have forced women to return home and ignored women's autonomy which had been hard built. This paper concludes that the position of women is increasingly crucial in crises, but at the same time, women lose their bargaining position and authority as professional workers.

Keywords: economic perishment; woman domestication; COVID-19 pandemic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2023.134877

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2023 Vol.26 No.4, pp.484 - 498

Received: 02 Nov 2022
Accepted: 18 Jun 2023

Published online: 15 Nov 2023 *