The Gendered Consequences of COVID-19: Initial insights for American Families | Leah Ruppanner

Speaker: Leah Ruppanner, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of The Policy Lab, the University of Melbourne (Australia)

Location: This seminar will be held online via Teams.

Open to members of the University of Oxford only. Attendees from the University who are outside of the Sociology Department are more than welcome. Please contact for an invitation link.

Free Event

OrganiserKamila Kolpashnikova


The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unparalleled challenges on individuals, families, employers and governments. In this talk, Leah Ruppanner will cover the most recent insights into how the pandemic has impacted American parents and provide some clear policy guidance to mitigate the damage for mothers. Central to these arguments are how states play a critical role in exacerbating the gendered consequences of school and daycare closures on maternal employment.


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