The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working couples: Experiences, losses and gains: An interactive webinar

  • Mayra Ruiz Castro (Organiser)
  • Deborah Brewis (Organiser)

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How did working couples experience the COVID-19 crisis? What challenges did they face and how did they react to them? What now?

In this interactive webinar, researchers from the University of Roehampton and University of Bath will present the key findings of their study “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the working and family lives of dual-earner couples in the Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth”, funded by the UKRI’s 2020/21 Strategic Priorities Fund programme.

This event is relevant for policy-makers, residents and members of Richmond and Wandsworth communities (and other boroughs), managers, HR professionals, civil society organisations, and academics who are interested in gaining insights into the experiences and challenges of cohabiting couples where both partners work in the labour market and reflecting on what’s next for local councils, employers and families.

Dr. Mayra Ruiz Castro, Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton
Dr. Deborah N Brewis, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath

Sarah Olney, MP Member of Parliament for Richmond Park
Biljana Radonjic Ker-Lindsay, Associate Director, Gender & Economic Inclusion, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Estimated audience numbers (if applicable)

100 registered participants
Period9 Dec 2021
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Covid-19
  • Working couples
  • Dual-earner couples
  • Gender equality