UCLA’s Natalie Bau was recently featured in ThePrint.in. ThePrint.in is a news, analysis, opinion and knowledge venture, launched in August 2017 by editor Shekhar Gupta. It is sharply focused on politics and policy, government and governance. Its leadership team includes India’s most experienced and respected journalists with proven track records in the finest news organizations.
The article, Covid and Containment Worsened Women’s Mental Health, Increased Food Insecurity in India, describes a large phone survey Professor Bau and her coauthors conducted in India during the pandemic. They find that the pandemic greatly increased food insecurity and decreased female mental health. Containment policies, though potentially critical to combat the pandemic, exacerbated these negative effects.