A Guide and Toolkit by Harvard University’s GenderSci Lab.
Data suggest that, in aggregate, men are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than women. How can we interpret and make sense of this disparity ? This analytical toolkit provides resources for unpacking and understanding apparent sex disparities in COVID-19 outcomes. Students are challenged to think critically about the causal primacy granted to biological sex in attempts to explain the gender/sex gap in COVID-19 mortality. Additionally, the toolkit offers a variety of social and demographic factors as alternative ways of understanding, investigating, and talking about inequities in the COVID-19 pandemic.