Social and economic impact of the pandemic on women
Gendered impact of the pandemic
Women's Budget Group (working jointly with the Fawcett Society, Engender, Women's Equality Network Wales and the Northern Ireland Women's Budget Group) monitored the gendered impact of the coronavirus pandemic with the aim of influencing policy responses in Westminster and the devolved nations.
This series of reports by Women's Budget Group (working jointly with the Fawcett Society, Engender, Women's Equality Network Wales and the Northern Ireland Women's Budget Group) monitored the gendered impact of the coronavirus pandemic with the aim of influencing policy responses in Westminster and the devolved nations.
Post-pandemic aspirations: Young people call on the government to invest to secure a better future.
Research amongst 18-30 year olds across the UK looked at young people’s priorities for government action, their experience of the pandemic and expectations for the next 12 months. Job security was a concern - more than 1 in 4 young people are worried they will lose their job and 39% are worried they will not be able to find another job in their current work area.
Pushed to more precarity: The uneven impact of lockdowns on mothers and lower income parents
While the lives and work of everyone has been affected by the pandemic, the jobs and livelihoods of mothers, including mothers on low-income, mothers from racialised communities and disabled mothers, have been particularly adversely affected. This research highlights and explores these imbalances.
Women in Wales
As above, but with a specific focus on Wales-centred results.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on disabled parents
The pandemic compounded the different financial, social, and health barriers that disabled people already faced, resulting in disabled people being disproportionately affected by the virus and restrictions in the UK. Half of disabled mothers were furloughed compared to one-third of non-disabled mothers.
One year on
Reflecting on how their lives have changed and whether the Government’s response has met their needs one year into the pandemic, research finds that many women do not believe their needs have been met by the UK or devolved Governments’ responses to the coronavirus pandemic – and that such feeling is even more widespread among women who already were experiencing disadvantage and discrimination.
Joint briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on women's wellbeing, mental health, and financial security – May 2021
Joint briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on women with childcare responsibilities in Scotland – March 2021