COVID-19 and Girls’ Education: What We Know So Far and What We Expect.
Acosta, A.M. and Evans, D.
Gender and Pandemics
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Acosta, A.M. and Evans, D. (2020). COVID-19 and Girls’ Education: What We Know So Far and What We Expect.
The potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education are numerous and diverse, including many schools around the world remaining closed and thus affecting girls’ education directly. To gage the potential gendered impacts of COVID-19, the blog draws on data from previous pandemics and initial findings from ongoing COVID-19 studies. While the post is focused on girls’ education, the blog also captures the unique obstacles faced by boys during a pandemic. The blog concludes by urging policy makers to learn from past crises and invest in ‘no-regret’ policies.