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

Journal Article


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 Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Mendolia, S., Suziedelyte, A., & 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, 214. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2022.110458

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85127191146

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 214

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 Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Mendolia, S., Suziedelyte, A., & 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, 214. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2022.110458

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85127191146

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 214