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Title: Weathering the Storm: Longitudinal Evidence on Women's Changing Family Relationships During COVID-19
Authors: JW Lim-Soh
Poh Lin Tan 
Keywords: COVID-19
family relationships
family resilience
working from home
income loss
Issue Date: 30-May-2022
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: JW Lim-Soh, Poh Lin Tan (2022-05-30). Weathering the Storm: Longitudinal Evidence on Women's Changing Family Relationships During COVID-19. Journal of Family Issues : 1-26. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The massive socioeconomic changes wrought by COVID-19 have disrupted multiple aspects of family life. However, evidence is still lacking on the sustained long-term impact of the pandemic and how families are adapting to this new normal. This article studies changes in women's family relationships against the backdrop of evolving COVID-19 public health responses, and investigates the adverse effects of working from home, income loss, and anxiety about the virus. We survey 356 Singaporean mothers over four waves: a baseline in April-July 2018 and follow-ups in May, June, and November 2020. Results suggest that while some family relationships suffered during the early days of the crisis, most families displayed resilience in the long-term. Nevertheless, a substantial minority continued to report worsened relationships. Mother's work from home status and father's income loss emerged as significant predictors of change in family relationships, highlighting the gendered nature of adaptation to crisis.
Source Title: Journal of Family Issues
ISSN: 0192513X
DOI: 10.1177/0192513X221087721
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