Housework falls to mothers again after Covid lockdown respite

Greater equality between men and women in domestic chores during last year’s lockdowns was short-lived

Couples without children managed to sustain a more even share of housework after the onset of the pandemic than those with children, according to a new study examining the social impacts of the crisis.

The immediate impact of the lockdown in March last year did cause a rebalancing of the domestic chores between men and women. It led some to hope that one of the quirks of Covid’s arrival might be a boost to equality in the home.

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