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Shilpa Jain; Neeru Choudhary
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, working from home (WFH) was introduced wherever it was possible around the world. For working parents (employees with at least one dependent child), it was not simply WFH, but it also included challenges related to a new way of learning from home for their children. The pandemic changed the way people worked in organisations; we’ve all had to adjust our daily routines to cope with it and we are still learning how to do so. The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of working parents and examine the factors that contributed to their resilience while working from home during New Zealand’s first lockdown in March–April 2020. Ten in-depth, semistructured interviews were undertaken with working parents (having at least one school-aged child) drawn from sectors such as banking, education and professional services in the Wellington region. Data was analysed using a thematic analysis approach.
Amanda L. Mollet; Lisa E. Wolf-Wendel
Selver Mete İzci; Bengü Çetinkaya
This study aims to investigate the effects of workload, work stress and social support on nurses' self-perceptions regarding their parenting roles in the Covid-19 pandemic and to examine the effect of nurse parents' sociodemographic characteristics on work stress and workload during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges in the lives of nurses who are fighting at the forefront of the pandemic. One hundred ninety-eight nurse parents participated in the study conducted with a relational study design using an online questionnaire spread through social networks. ‘The Nurse Parents Descriptive Information Form’, ‘The Swedish Demand-Control-Support Questionnaire (DCSQ)’ and ‘The Self-Perception of Parental Role Scale (SPPR)’ were used for the study data.
Efrat Herzberg-Druker; Tali Kristal; Meir Yaish
Nevesthika Muralitharan; Gabriela P. Peralta; Sarah R. Haile (et al.)
This study aimed to assess the associations between parents’ working conditions during the lockdown period (March-May 2020) and children’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL) over the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zurich, Switzerland. It included 2211 children (6–16 years) and their parents from the prospective study Ciao Corona. Parents reported their employment status and working conditions during the lockdown. Children’s HRQOL was assessed in June-July 2020, January and March 2021 using the parents-report of the KINDL.
Ligia Orellana; Berta Schnettler; Edgardo Miranda-Zapata (et al.)
Sarah F. Small
Nikolett Somogyi; Beáta Nagy; Réka Geambașu (et al.)
Charles Calderwood; Rosanna Breaux; Lieke L. ten Brummelhuis (et al.)
Berta Schnettler; Ligia Orellana; Edgardo Miranda-Zapata (et al.)
Thomas Lyttelton; Emma Zang; Kelly Musick
This study examines the relationship between telecommuting and gender inequalities in parents' time use at home and on the job before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telecommuting is a potential strategy for addressing the competing demands of work and home and the gendered ways in which they play out. Limited evidence is mixed, however, on the implications of telecommuting for mothers' and fathers' time in paid and unpaid work. The massive increase in telecommuting due to COVID-19 underscores the critical need to address this gap in the literature.
Katri Otonkorpi-Lehtoranta; Milla Salin Hakovirta; Anniina Kaittila
Elisa Brini; Mariya Lenko; Stefani Scherer
During the COVID-19 pandemic, employment declined and real incomes fell worldwide. The burden of childcare on families increased and, in many countries, women’s employment fell more than men’s. From a couple-level perspective, changing employment patterns could lead to a retraditionalisation of gender roles between partners, especially for families with dependent children. This study focused on couples with children under 16 and used quarterly large-scale micro data (the Italian Labour Force Survey) to examine, through descriptive statistics and multinomial logistic regressions, the changes and composition of couples’ work patterns between 2019 and 2020.
Giovanna Mascheroni; Marium Saeed; Marco Valenza; Davide Cino; Thomas Dreesen; Lorenzo Giuseppe Zaffaroni; Daniel Kardefelt Winther
Italy was the first country in Europe to implement a
nationwide lockdown. Children and their families lived in nearly complete
isolation for almost two months. Students missed 65 days of school compared to
an average of 27 missed days among high-income countries worldwide. This
prolonged break is of concern, as even short breaks in schooling can cause
significant loss of learning for children and lead to educational inequalities
over time. At least 3 million Italian students may not have been reached by remote
learning due to a lack of internet connectivity or devices at home.
This report explores children’s and parents’ experiences of
remote learning during the lockdown in Italy, drawing on data collected from 11
European countries (and coordinated by the European Commission’s Joint Research
Center). It explores how children's access and use of digital technologies
changed during the pandemic; highlights how existing inequalities might
undermine remote learning opportunities, even among those with internet access;
and provides insights on how to support children’s remote learning in the
La didattica a distanza durante l’emergenza COVID-19: l’esperienza italiana
L'Italia e’ stata il primo paese in Europa ad aver applicato la misura del lockdown su tutto il territorio. I bambini e le loro famiglie hanno vissuto in quasi completo isolamento per circa due mesi. Gli studenti hanno perduto 65 giorni di scuola rispetto ad una media di 27 negli altri paesi ad alto reddito del mondo. Questa interruzione prolungata rappresenta motivo di preoccupazione, in quanto persino interruzioni piu’ brevi nella didattica possono causare significative perdite nel livello di istruzione dei ragazzi e portare col tempo a diseguaglianze educative. Almeno 3 milioni di studenti in Italia non sono stati coinvolti nella didattica a distanza a causa d una mancanza di connessione ad internet o di dispositivi adeguati a casa.
Questo rapporto analizza l’esperienza della didattica a distanza di ragazzi e genitori in Italia durante il lockdown, sulla base dei dati raccolti in 11 paesi europei (e coordinati dal Centro comune di ricerca della Commissione Europea). Studia il cambiamento nell’accesso e nell’uso delle tecnologie digitali dei bambini e ragazzi durante la pandemia; mette in evidenza come le diseguaglianze esistenti possano diminuire le opportunità offerte dalla didattica a distanza, anche tra coloro che hanno accesso ad internet; e fornisce approfondimenti su come sostenere la didattica a distanza di bambini e ragazzi in futuro.
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