Time use, childcare and home schooling

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected households around the globe in many dimensions. Governments’ responses to the public health crisis have almost brought economies to a halt and unemployment rates have jumped to historical highs.
Work conditions for those who remained employed changed abruptly, with many being forced to work from home. As schools and daycare centres closed, child-care needs soared. Social distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders made it difficult, if not impossible, for informal care providers, such as grandparents or other family members, to help with child-care responsibilities. So how did parents cope? (...)
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationEsch-Belval
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameLISER-MEGA series on gender issues in the COVID-19 pandemic
PublisherLISER, Gouvernement du Luxembourg, Ministère de l’Égalité entre les femmes et les hommes (MEGA)

Bibliographical note

This is the second of a series of notes about gender dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each note focuses on a particular dimension of gendered impacts of the crisis. It first quickly reviews relevant academic and policy research and presents the views of selected national or international experts about what happened and what can be done.


  • COVID-19
  • pandemic
  • childcare
  • home schooling

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