“Our findings indicate mothers are bearing the brunt of the pandemic and may face long-term employment penalties as a consequence.”
As any mother can tell you, the coronavirus pandemic has been a brutal slog of work and childcare and housekeeping. Despite early hopes of a great reckoning in gender equity, none has emerged: From February to April, mothers of young children reduced their work hours 4-5 times as much as fathers, growing the gender gap in work hours by 20-50%.
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