As summer comes to an end and professors plan their fall schedules, this week we are featuring a roundup of posts from this blog on Covid-19 and families that can be shared in the classroom. These pieces cover research on a range of issues, and are written to be accessible to students and the general public.
Covid-19 and Romantic Relationships
- In a research brief written for CCF, Amanda Miller and Sharon Sassler discuss the unique challenges faced by cohabiting couples during the Covid-19 pandemic. Virginia Rutter discusses the implications of this report in a separate post.
- Barbara Risman discusses how Covid-19 and more time at home may impact marriages.
Covid-19 and the Gendered Division of Paid and Unpaid Work
- Amber Crowell and Jennifer Randles discuss crises of carework that have been made even worse during the Covid-19 crisis.
- Barbara Risman asks if Covid-19 school closings will push women out of the workforce.
- Virginia Rutter writes about a new CCF research brief on the increasing contribution of fathers to housework and childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Liana Christin Landivar, Leah Ruppanner, William J. Scarborough, and Caitlyn Collins discuss two newly published studies about how Covid-19 has reduced the employment and labor force participation rate of mothers much more than fathers.
Covid-19 and Children
- Sinikka Elliott discusses how the Covid-19 crisis reveals how single mothers are left behind by social safety nets in the United States.
- A research report by Anna Bokun, Jessie Himmelstern, Wonjeong Jeong, Ann Meier, Kelly Musick, and Rob Warren describes the unequal economic effects of Covid-19 on children. They track the rise in children living in households experiencing unemployment due to Covid-19, and differences by race, ethnicity, income, household composition and geography.
- Kristi Williams writes about the long-term risks to children from the economic toll of Covid-19, and new related results from the Census, in a CCF fact sheet.
- Early in the pandemic, Jessica Calarco wrote about how schools moving online will increase inequality due to the digital divide.
Covid-19 and Family Ties
- Patricia N. E. Robertson gives advice on how to stay connected to family from afar.
- Stefan Timmermans and Chloe Bird discuss the importance of making your end of life wishes known to your family and healthcare providers.
Arielle Kuperberg is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is the editor of this blog. Follow her on twitter to get updates about new blog posts @ATKuperberg or contact her directly at email@example.com.