Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223840
Authors: 
Biroli, Pietro
Bosworth, Steven J.
Della Giusta, Marina
Di Girolamo, Amalia
Jaworska, Sylvia
Vollen, Jeremy
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13398
Abstract: 
We present findings from a novel survey of Italian, British, and American families in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic of spring 2020. A high percentage report disruptions in the patterns of family life, manifesting in new work patterns, chore allocations and household tensions. Though men have taken a greater share of childcare and grocery shopping duties, reallocations are not nearly as stark as disruptions to work patterns might suggest, and families having to reallocate duties report greater tensions. Our results paint a picture of tightened constraints budging up against stable and gendered patterns of intra-household cooperation. While the long-run consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown on family life cannot be assessed at this stage, we point towards the likely opportunities and challenges.
Subjects: 
lockdown
care
housework
tensions
COVID-19
JEL: 
D13
J12
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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