Special Issue "Unintended Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic, on the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: child and maternal health; environmental determinants of health; data linkage
Interests: early life; socio-behavioural determinants of health
Interests: data linkage; maternal and child health; childhood chronic conditions; early life factors; educational outcomes; predictors of maternal, foetal, neonatal and child outcomes
The COVID-19 pandemic, which emerged at the end of 2019, is having a global effect on health, wellbeing, and the economy. Older people are more at risk of COVID-19 infection and death. However, there is emerging evidence that children and young adults may be at great risk of its unintended consequences. These include months if not years of lost schooling and social interaction at key periods of development, the disappearance of training opportunities and routes to employment, and an increase in abuse and neglect of children during lockdown. The transference of health services and resources in reaction to the pandemic is likely to cause disruption to routine surveillance of child health and immunisation schedules, as well as maternity services and practices, and child and adolescent mental health services. Furthermore, existing disadvantage may be exacerbated with the consequence being widening health and educational inequality. The experience of lockdown differs widely depending on individual circumstances.
This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) welcomes manuscripts that broadly explore the unintended consequences of the pandemic on children and young people, as well as potential interventions given that the effects of COVID-19 will be felt globally for some time to come.
Dr. Claire E Hastie
Dr. Frederick Ho
Dr. Michael Fleming
Manuscript Submission Information
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- unintended consequences
- health and wellbeing
- health inequalities