International Journal of Educational Development
Villegas, C., Pierolo, S., Rocca, M., Ipince, A., Bakrania, S.
Article on understanding first, the state of the evidence on impacts of school closures on select child protection outcomes and second, how governments have responded to school closures to protect the most vulnerable children. Only 21 studies out of 6433 reviewed met the inclusion criteria, with most studies exploring the effects of Ebola. While few studies were identified on harmful practices, a more robust evidence base was identified in regards to adolescent pregnancy, with studies pointing to its increase due to the epidemic or infection control measures, including school closures. Important lessons from this exercise can be applied to the COVID-19 response, particularly the inclusion of the most vulnerable children in programming, policy and further research.
- COVID-19 Pandemic
- High-Income Countries (HICs)
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Adolescents (boys and/or girls 10-19 years old)
- Children (boys and/or girls 1-10 years old)
- Journal article