The pandemic has merely exposed existing gender disparities in a telling way. With both parents at home, working from home – who still does the bulk of the child care work?
Child care demands at home skyrocketed during the pandemic, but men and women did not split the burden equally. In this report released by the Center for Global Development, India tops the charts when it comes to gender gaps on this front.
“Every year, year in year out, there are trillions of hours of unpaid care work being done, the considerable majority by women,” Charles Kenny, one of the study’s authors, said. “We are not going to get to a world that sees gender equality until that burden is more evenly shared.”
Go here to read more about this study – https://www.cgdev.org/publication/global-childcare-workload-school-and-preschool-closures-during-covid-19-pandemic
What needs to happen for men to share the load equally?