Gendering the pandemic: redefinition of care as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis?

The project analyses the impacts of the pandemic Covid-19 in the Czech Republic from the gender and intersectional perspective. It focuses on the micro-social level of individuals and households with care responsibilities (care for children, the elderly and the sick in the informal sector, and health and social care in the formal sector), and on the intersections of characteristics that contribute to increased vulnerability in the situation of crisis (precarious forms of work, self-employment, single motherhood). It combines qualitative intersectional research methodology with theoretical scholarship and triangulation with statistical data. The research contributes to theoretical discussions on the recognition and valuation of care and to the theoretical and methodological development of the intersectional approach in research on societal crises.

The project aims to contribute to the theoretical debate on the gendered dimensions of global risks and on the recognition and valuation of care.

The project is funded by the Czech Science Foundation, reg. nr. 21-13587S, in the period from January 2021 to December 2023.

Research team:

Radka Dudová (coordinator),

Alena Křížková,

Hana Hašková,

Zuzana Uhde,

Marie Pospíšilová,