Alvi, M., Gupta, M.
Article on the implications of lockdown-induced school and rural child-care center closures on education and health outcomes for the urban and rural poor. The article focuses on food and nutritional security of children who depend on school feeding and supplementary nutrition programs. The impacts are likely to be much more severe for girls as well as for children from already disadvantaged ethnic and caste groups. The article also discuss ways in which existing social security programs can be leveraged and strengthened to ameliorate these impacts.
- COVID-19 Pandemic
- Food Insecurity
- Social Support and Protection
- Women and/or Girls
- South Asia
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Adolescents (boys and/or girls 10-19 years old)
- Children (boys and/or girls 1-10 years old)
- Girls (Child 1-10 years)
- Journal article