Impact of COVID-19 on Young People

Population Foundation of India

A survey by Population Foundation of India to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on young people (15-24 years) in Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The rapid phone survey covered 800 adolescents.


- Awareness of COVID-19 symptoms and best practices was high - Key challenges included an increase in household chores, particularly for girls. Smaller numbers reported economic anxiety, increase in domestic conflict. - Access to reproductive health services was interrupted, with low awareness that FLWs could provide contraceptives during the lockdown - Half of all girls report unmet need for sanitary napkins - Significant numbers reported accessing mental health services, and were satisfied with services provided. However, many of these are informal services, such as talking to friends.
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  • Bihar
  • Rajasthan
  • Uttar Pradesh


  • Research report


  • Child Rights and Child Labour
  • Gender-based issues
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Livelihoods
  • Water and Sanitation