Dual‐earner parent couples' work and care during COVID‐19

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Author: Craig, Lyn; Churchill, Brendan


[Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns meant many working parents were faced with doing paid work and family care at home simultaneously. To investigate how they managed, this article draws a subsample of parents in dual-earner couples (n = 1536) from a national survey of 2722 Australian men and women conducted during lockdown in May 2020. It asked how much time respondents spent in paid and unpaid labour, including both active and supervisory care, and about their satisfaction with work-family balance and how their partner shared the load. Overall, paid work...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Equity

Keywords: Work organisation; Employment pattern; Work at home; Family; Work life balance; Economic conditions; Survey; Perception

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Oxford, England]: John Wiley and Sons, 2020

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Also called: Dual‐earner parent couples' work and care during Coronavirus Disease 2019

Pages: [preprint]

ISSN: 1468-0432 (online), 0968-6673 (print)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 141.383

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