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Work, care, and gender across UK lockdowns
Claudia Hupkau and Barbara Petrongolo
November 2020
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Tags: covid-19; gender; wellbeing; equality; labour; labor; labour markets; labor markets

A growing body of research is making clear the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across gender. This column explores what the likely implications of a second lockdown in the UK are for gender equality at work and in the home. While previous school closures in the first lockdown may have led to positive changes in the organisation of the home in terms of men and women sharing childcare responsibilities, women nevertheless are disproportionately affected by this lockdown, experiencing greater job loss rates and taking on more of the responsibilities at home