About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to fill gaps in knowledge about the interactive relationship between families and COVID-19 by exploring evidence from different international and disciplinary perspectives. Contributors will demonstrate how the pandemic and policy interventions can exacerbate or mitigate socio-economic inequalities.
The Research Topic will include original theoretical and empirical research articles, reviews and case studies that explore comparative international perspectives on the family−COVID-19 relationship, combining a range of disciplinary, institutional and methodological approaches.
Contributors are encouraged to focus on:
• the disciplinary methods employed in collecting and processing reliable quantitative and qualitative data about the interactions between families and the pandemic, and the intersections between ethnicity, gender, age, health status, occupation, income and housing
• the challenges that arise in assessing and brokering evidence about these interactions in different socio-economic and political environments
• how social science research evidence can be used to inform and shape policy, mitigate the impacts of the pandemic and improve outcomes for families in different policy contexts within and between countries in the immediate and longer term
Keywords: family structures, impacts of COVID-19, vulnerabilities, inequalities, policy responses
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.