COVID and academic effects on women

COVID and academic effects on women

COVID and academic effects on women

Discussions surrounding the effects of the COVID pandemic on women academics are starting to highlight its impacts. Although there are differences in the numbers of solo publications and women included in collective authorships, journal editors are raising concern over this situation. The pandemic might be exacerbating gender inequalities already in place, such as unequal domestic, affective and labour division amongst men and women. The lack of support services, such as childcare, have a role in this, according to the sources below:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/04/21/early-journal-submission-data-suggest-covid-19-tanking-womens-research-productivity

https://www.thelily.com/women-academics-seem-to-be-submitting-fewer-papers-during-coronavirus-never-seen-anything-like-it-says-one-editor/

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