Centre For Family Equity

No Way to Escape: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-Income Lone-Mother Workers in BC

May 25, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted and significantly changed the work and incomes of lone working mothers across the country. It is estimated that the economic fallout from the pandemic erased two decades of progress for lone mothers.

Led by a team of peer researchers who were all lone mothers, our research with the UBC School of Social Work found the pandemic had a significant, negative impact on the economic situation for most of the low-income lone mothers in the study.

Read the full report and the resulting 28 recommendations to address lone mother poverty in post-pandemic BC here.