Title

Have girls been left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic? Gender differences in pandemic effects on children's mental wellbeing

Publication Name

Economics Letters

Abstract

Using data from the UK, we show that girls have been affected more than boys by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of their mental wellbeing. These gender differences are more pronounced in lower-income families. Our results are consistent with previous findings of larger pandemic effects on mental health of women.

Open Access Status

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Volume

214

Article Number

110458

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2022.110458