Day: May 6, 2020

Dispatches From the Gender Gap: Work-From-Home Moms in the Time of Coronavirus

“Mommy…are you gonna go to yoga?” It was when her 11-year-old son asked her when she planned on leaving the house again, “after five treacherous days of sheltering in place with a husband and three kids,” that Roxana Orbegoso, a physician in Scottsdale, Arizona, knew the reality of the global pandemic had sunk in with her children. “‘Because, Mommy, you need to go to yoga,’ he says. And I was like, you think?”

While staying home to combat the spread of COVID-19 is something of a privilege, when so many Americans still have to go out to work, for many mothers now working from home, this has meant an increase in their responsibilities unequal to that of their husbands. In ordinary times, most working mothers who are married to men spend almost twice as much time on childcare and household chores; and the exigencies of the current crisis have not

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