The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women working in higher education

Augustus, Jo ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0518-7866 (2021) The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women working in higher education. Frontiers in Education, 6 (648365).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.648365

Abstract

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 many organisations, including universities, requested employees to work remotely. Subsequently the education sector saw a rapid move away from classroom-based pedagogies towards distance learning (Aldossari and Chaudhry, 2021). It has been recognised that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on men and women is different (Yildirim and Eslen-Ziya, 2020). This is no different in Higher Education. With the closure of schools and pre-schools, women with children were faced with a sudden increase in childcare responsibilities and household labour (Yildirim and Eslen-Ziya, 2020). Domestic roles and responsibilities appear to become less defined, the boundary between home and work became increasingly blurred (Alon et al., 2020; Cui et al., 2020; Yildirim and Eslen-Ziya, 2020). Household living spaces were transformed into places of learning, childcare and work (Clark et al., 2020). There are indications that divisions widened during the COVID-19 pandemic (Guatimosim, 2020; Minello, 2020).

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Frontiers in Education
Publisher: Frontiers Media
ISSN: 2504-284X
Departments: Institute of Health > Centre for Excellence in Paramedic Practice
Additional Information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
Depositing User: Jo Augustus
Date Deposited: 31 May 2023 12:41
Last Modified: 31 May 2023 12:45
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7134

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