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Difficult Times: The Division of Domestic Work under Lockdown in France

Science Po, OSC, CNRS, 75007 Paris, France
Academic Editors: Nigel Parton and María José González
Soc. Sci. 2021, 10(6), 219; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060219
Received: 26 February 2021 / Revised: 17 May 2021 / Accepted: 3 June 2021 / Published: 9 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Family, Work and Welfare: A Gender Lens on COVID-19)
The lockdowns enforced in many countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 had important consequences for the domestic sphere. This paper analyzes the division of domestic work among heterosexual couples in France during the lockdown. In particular, we analyzed the role of time constraints and availability and expected to find a more egalitarian division of domestic work among couples in which the man had more time than his partner due to not working or working from home. We used data from the ELIPSS panel, a representative survey of the French population, and ran OLS regressions on the division of domestic work among 406 couples. The results show that men’s time availability was associated with a more egalitarian division of domestic work, even if gender inequalities persisted. However, we did not find any clear differences between men who did not work and men who worked from home, leading us to hypothesize that men’s presence at home is an important factor. View Full-Text
Keywords: domestic work; gender inequalities; France domestic work; gender inequalities; France
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Dominguez-Folgueras, M. Difficult Times: The Division of Domestic Work under Lockdown in France. Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 219. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060219

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Dominguez-Folgueras, Marta. 2021. "Difficult Times: The Division of Domestic Work under Lockdown in France" Social Sciences 10, no. 6: 219. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060219

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