Social Inequality in the Pandemic - Why the Crisis Hits Poorer Families Harder
Schools in Germany have been closed since Christmas. Until at least February 14, students will have to learn from home. For many parents and children, however, digital instruction is a major challenge. Families from poorer backgrounds are particularly hard hit by the school closures. For them, even the technical equipment can become a problem.
Printer, laptop, tablet, stable Internet - these are important prerequisites for so-called homeschooling. But for many low-income families, there's not enough money to pay for it. The problem is exacerbated when there are multiple children in the household. "You would have had eleven months to push digitization. They failed," says Siggelkow, founder of Arche.
Broadcasting on 03rd of February 2021 at 10.15pm on RTL
Music: POPVIRUS Library