The Fawcett Society – Briefing Paper on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting parents

The Fawcett Society, Women’s Budget Group, Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Economics have joined together to produce a briefing which looks at how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting parents.

It sets out the experiences of parents at the height of lockdown. It comprises analysis of data from a survey of 1,424 parents of under-11s conducted in mid-April, and qualitative data from weekly diaries shared with Fawcett by 70 to 100 women each week.

In the briefing they explore the implications of these findings for Government policy, including support for mothers to remain in work, changes to lockdown policy, and support for parents’ financial wellbeing and mental health.

Click here to view the briefing in full.