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The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone – but, for some, existing social inequalities were exacerbated, and this created a vital need for research.
Researchers found themselves operating in a new and difficult context; they needed to act quickly and think collectively to embark on new research despite the constraints of the pandemic. This book presents the collaborative process of 14 research projects working together during COVID-19. It documents their findings and explains how researchers in the voluntary sector and academia responded methodologically, practically, and ethically to researching poverty and everyday life for families on low incomes during the pandemic.
This book synthesises the challenges of researching during COVID-19 to improve future policy and practice.
Also see ‘A Year Like No Other: Family Life on a Low Income in COVID-19’ to find out more about the lived experiences of low-income families during the pandemic.
Kayleigh Garthwaite is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Birmingham.
Ruth Patrick is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York.
Maddy Power is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.
Anna Tarrant is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Lincoln and is a UKRI Future Leaders fellow.
Rosalie Warnock is Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.
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