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Project 12: 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.

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Bharati Sethi headshot

Dr. Bharati Sethi

Associate Professor, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Care Work, Ethnicity, Race and Aging

The Department of Political Studies
Trent University


Sakshi Mehta

Master's Student in Global Health

Documents and Media

Research Briefing Paper Access Here

The Essential Work of DDCs