Coronavirus pandemic: Social and economic impact on women's women's wellbeing, mental health, and financial security in Scotland

Joint briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on women's wellbeing, mental health, and financial security

Close the Gap and Engender with Women's Budget Group

May 2021

This briefing uses data from the joint survey on the impact of Covid-19 developed by Close the Gap, Engender, the UK Women's Budget Group, Fawcett Society, Women's Equality Network Wales, and Northern Ireland Women's Budget Group. The findings show that women have been particularly affected by rising financial precarity and anxiety as a result of the ongoing crisis. The data also highlights that young women and disabled women are being particularly impacted by the social, economic and labour market implications of the pandemic. As a result, these findings underscore the importance of a gendered economic recovery.

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