Families in Australia Survey: Life during covid-19
Jul 10, 2020
The Australian Institute of Family Studies has published the first results of the “Life during covid-19” study. The study collected data from the 1st of May to the 9th of June, with 7306 participants. The aim of the study was to understand the social and economic impacts of the pandemic. The study described the massive increase in people working from home - with only 7% of respondents working from home before the pandemic, rising to 60% during it. For parents, 40% reported that they were always of often “actively” caring for children during work. The study also highlighted the disproportionate impact of the economic downturn on young people, who were almost four times more likely (15% versus 4%) to ask for help from government or non-government organisations.