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Project 11: The Impact of COVID-19 on Double-Duty Caregivers (DDCs)

This study investigates the impact of COVID-19 on both DDCs’ unpaid caring responsibilities and paid healthcare work.

The term ‘double-duty carers’ (DDCs) refers to unpaid family carers who are employed in the healthcare field while also providing unpaid care outside of work (to a family member or friend). The purpose of this project is to examine the impact of COVID-19 on both DDCs’ unpaid caring work and paid healthcare work. DDCs and employers can benefit from evidence-informed guidelines on best practices, in order to reduce consequences like illness, work absences, and stress.

Trainees

Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant

Sakshi Mehta

Master's Student in Global Health