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Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase

Sarah Best

19th May 2020

This article from The Guardian focuses on the difference between the amount of academic research published by women compared to men during the lockdown in the UK.

The deputy editor for The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Dr Elizabeth Hannon found that the number of admissions had dropped for women, but not for men. Some of the feedback that she received when reaching out via Twitter was that many female academics were struggling to cope with the demands of writing (at home) as well as dealing with childcare.

The article could be used for Theory and Methods (feminism), Education (gender), and Work, Poverty and Welfare.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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