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Revista Científica de la UCSA

On-line version ISSN 2409-8752

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BENEGAS-MOSQUEIRA, Alma María; VILLALBA-SOSA, Carlos Augusto; DIAZ, Adriana Magalí Caballero-Ruiz  and  KWAN-CHUNG, Chap Kau. Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the labor situation during the quarantine in Paraguay, 2020. Rev. ciente. UCSA [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.3, pp.68-74. ISSN 2409-8752.  https://doi.org/10.18004/ucsa/2409-8752/2021.008.03.068.

The objective of the work is to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the labor situation during the quarantine in Paraguay, 2020. It was based on the quantitative, non-experimental, transectional and descriptive design. The population was 2,722,668 inhabitants whose sample size was 384 participants and, of which a response rate of 72% was obtained (277 respondents). The inclusion criteria were: people of working age who are located in Asunción and Greater Asunción. The data collection was through a survey using an 11-question questionnaire, sent via social networks for convenience in October 2020. The most relevant results were: 31% of the respondents had reduced hours in the workplace. work while only 14% were fired, 20% of the participants did not have to resort to any type of resources to solve themselves during the quarantine while 24% turned to family support and 23% to savings. It was concluded that the service sector was the most affected during the health crisis and the appearance of the existence of a savings culture in Paraguay for contingency cases.

Keywords : COVID-19; employment situation; quarantine; Paraguay.

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