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Call for Papers: Social Sciences Special Issue "Family, Work and Welfare: A Gender Lens on COVID-19"



Special Issue Editor

Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: family sociology; gender inequalities; childhood; family policies; social inequalities


Special Issue Information

The aim of this Special Issue is to present papers relevant for understanding the effect of the public health emergency generated by COVID-19 on gender inequalities and family relations, in order to help social scientists better address emerging challenges for contemporary families. The pandemic has been signaled for exacerbating gender inequalities and increasing domestic violence. These suspicions have encouraged many social scientists to rush to obtain real-time data on how people are responding to this unfolding circumstance.

We especially invite submissions on the following topics, among others:

  • New gender inequalities in time use during confinement;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Economic impact of COVID-19 for working women;
  • Gender and health inequalities;
  • Gender differences in attending to the educational needs of children at home;
  • Care of dependent relatives;
  • Solidarity networks of care.


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.



  • Covid-19
  • Gender inequalities
  • Housework
  • Care
  • Violence
  • Welfare