Study shows effects of COVID-19 on research time, expectations for parents

January 27, 2021
A US study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that COVID-19 has decreased the amount of time parents are able to spend on research. The study, which still must undergo peer review, found that COVID-19 decreased research time for all participants, with single mothers experiencing the greatest loss of research time. Less than a quarter of respondents indicated that their institutions explicitly changed research expectations and just under half were able to extend their tenure clocks. The article explains that the results may underestimate the numbers, given that the most overloaded postsecondary researchers may have chosen not to participate in the survey. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)