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Personal and Online Contact during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Nonresident Parents and their Children in Hungary

Szalma, Ivett and Rékai, Krisztina (2020) Personal and Online Contact during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Nonresident Parents and their Children in Hungary. International Journal of Sociology, 50 (6). pp. 495-503. DOI http://doi.org/10.1080/00207659.2020.1786635

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1080/00207659.2020.1786635


Abstract

This study examines nonresident parents’ contact with their children in Hungary during the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted 22 semistructured interviews with 14 nonresidential fathers, 3 resident mothers and 5 parents who have shared custody arrangements in order to reveal whether this unique situation had any effects on their contact patterns and whether online contact became more widespread during the pandemic. Our results showed that considerable changes occurred in the personal contact between nonresidents parents and their children due to the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic, such as changes in working conditions and online education. Online communication became a substitute in cases where personal contact was suspended.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nonresident parents, pandemic, social-distancing, online contact
Subjects:Sociology
Social welfare, insurance, health care
DOI:http://doi.org/10.1080/00207659.2020.1786635
ID Code:6136
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:04 Dec 2020 14:12
Last Modified:04 Dec 2020 14:12

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