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Have girls been left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic? Gender differences in pandemic effects on children’s mental wellbeing

Mendolia, S., Suziedelyte, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2420-9231 & Zhu, A. (2022). Have girls been left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic? Gender differences in pandemic effects on children’s mental wellbeing. Economics Letters, 110458. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2022.110458

Abstract

Using data from the UK, we show that girls have been affected more than boys by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of their mental wellbeing. These gender differences are more pronounced in lower-income families. Our results are consistent with previous findings of larger pandemic effects on mental health of women.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022. This article has been published by Elsevier in Economics Letters. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Mental health, Children
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics
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