Of ‘Covidivorces’ and ‘Coronababies’: Life During a Lockdown

How will this current pandemic change our societies? What impact will it have on the new generations? And how can we prepare for these changes?

This article argues that the Coronavirus pandemic is currently turning the world upside down. Its influence is seen in politics, healthcare, economies, and social life. It further suggests that new tags like ‘Coronababies’ and ‘Covidivorce’ reveal the beginnings of what seems like a new generation, whose characteristics might very well be baffling to social scientists. Yet the beginning of this societal transformation seems dark: Divorce rates after the shut-down in China are soaring, domestic violence is on the rise, and loneliness haunts many westerners as much of the older population lives alone. The impact could last for a century.

This sobering article may help you reflect more on your own society and lead you to find ways of positively influencing it in the weeks and months ahead.

Read Full Story on The New York Times

Author: Dan Bilefsky & Ceylan Yeginsu, The New York Times
Original Language: English 
Published on: 27 March 2020

Photo: Trina Christian on Unsplash

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