The impact of COVID-19 on the gender division of childcare work in Hungary. 

Author:

Fodor, É., Gregor, A., Koltai, J. and Kováts, E

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Date:

2021

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Theme:

Gender and Pandemics

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Fodor, É., Gregor, A., Koltai, J. and Kováts, E.. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on the gender division of childcare work in Hungary. European Societies, 23(sup1), pp.95-110.

This paper aims to explore the ‘crisis of care’ and the gendered division of childcare related labour during the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper determined that Hungary men, on average, have increased their contributions to roughly the same rate as women. However, given that women had been putting in many more hours of childcare work than men before the pandemic, their workload, and especially the workload of highly educated mothers, grew significantly more than men’s resulting in a widening of the childcare gender gap after March 2020.