A Year in the Life of a Pandemic: What We’ve Learned Listening to Family Voices

Philip Fisher, Joan Lombardi, Nat Kendall-Taylor

In this article, researchers Philip Fisher, Joan Lombardi, and Nat Kendall-Taylor present data from the RAPID-EC U.S. national survey of families with young children and look back at three overarching findings from the first year of the survey:

1. The pandemic has made it difficult for many families with young children to pay for basic needs, which has had negative effects on caregiver and child wellbeing.

2. Long-standing racial inequality in families with young children has increased over the last year

3. The Pandemic has Placed Extra Weight on Families with a Child with Special Needs