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The Influence of COVID-19 on Women

82% of women say their lives were adversely affected by the pandemic- Deloitte.

  • Women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable to this crisis than men’s jobs.

  • Women comprise 39 percent of global employment but account for 54 percent of overall job losses.

  • The virus has significantly increased the burden of unpaid care work, which is largely carried by women.

“Decades of research show that women do significantly more housework and childcare than men—so much so that women who are employed full-time are often said to be working a “double shift.”- Mckinsey & Company

Now, women, and mothers in particular, are taking on an even heavier load.

  • Mothers are more than three times as likely as fathers to be responsible for most of the housework and caregiving during the pandemic.

  • 1.5 times more likely than fathers to spend an additional three or more hours per day on housework and childcare.

  • Single mothers have faced even greater loads—10 percent more single mothers report spending an additional three or more hours per day on housework and childcare than mothers overall.”

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