Impact of COVID19 on working mothers

We know that the impact of COVID19, and the restrictions imposed by lockdown requirements, will be felt right across society. In recent weeks and months we have spoken with many parents who have been struggling to combine working from home with caring for their children and home schooling. Other parents have shared their worries about what being furloughed will mean for them, and concerns about their finances.

That’s why we will be interested in the findings of international research that is being undertaken by Queen’s University Belfast, focusing specifically on the impact of COVID19 restrictions on working mothers. We are encouraging working mothers who fall into the categories outlined below to complete an online survey sharing their views. The results will be combined with other data and used to highlight areas for policy development to support mothers combining work and care.

Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win an online gift voucher. Please click on the link below to complete the survey if you are:

  • A mother with minor children aged 0-18 years in a different-sex couple relationship
  • In paid work (either full time or part time), on furlough or self-employed
  • In a relationship where your husband / partner / boyfriend is also in paid employment
  • 18 years of age or older.

Click here to complete the survey

For more information on the research including details about the project, ethical issues and contact details for the research team read the participant information leaflet which you can download from this page.