Parenting in lockdown: Coronavirus and the effects on work-life balance

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a report into parenting during the #coronavirus lockdown.

Parents in Great Britain who have been able to work through the coronavirus lockdown have adapted their working patterns around caring for their children. There were some clear trends in how that childcare was delivered.

Parents fitted in work commitments around childcare changing their work pattern to accommodate childcare. Parents working from home delivered most childcare in the afternoon.

During the first weeks of lockdown (28 March to 26 April 2020), in households with children aged under 18 years, women were carrying out on average two-thirds more of the childcare duties per day than men.

Women were delivering an average of 3 hours and 18 minutes of childcare, which includes time spent supervising children, while men contributed 2 hours. Women spent much more time on childcare than men when the child was aged under five.

PAYadvice.UK 22/7/2020

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