Population Europe PopDigest

The article by Yekaterina Chzen has been summarised and showcased in a PopDigest published by Population Europe.


Article in The Conversation

Yekaterina Chzhen wrote an article in The Conversation on How lockdown highlighted educational inequality in Ireland.


New ICWBN paper

Members of the ICWBN (led by Yekaterina Chzhen) have published a new paper on the impact of the school closures in Ireland on children’s engagement with remote schooling.


ICWBN featured in the Changing Populations Newsletter

The ICWBN project and the recently published CPC Policy Brief are featured in the newest edition of the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC) Changing Populations Newsletter.


Policy Brief

New ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC) policy briefing provides an overview of the key findings of the online ICWBN workshop. Read the Policy Brief here.


We are on YouTube!

The presentations of the ICWBN online workshop are now available to watch here.


ICWBN online workshop

We are organising the ICWBN online workshop on COVID-19 crisis and children’s economic well-being, education and mental health in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The workshop will take place on 8 September 2021. For details, registration, and the programme, please visit the ICWBN Workshop page.


ICWBN core network meeting

We held the first ICWBN core network meeting online on 22 March 2021. The 20 participants introduced themselves and their research, and shared their ideas for future research plans to study the impact of the COVID crisis on children.


Launch of project website

We have launched the project website on 16 March 2021


We are on Twitter!

We are on Twitter! Follow us @icwbn


The project has started

The ICWBN project has started on 1 February 2021.






This project was funded by UK Research and Innovation-Economic and Social Research Council and the Irish Research Council under the ‘ESRC-IRC UK/Ireland Networking Grants’.