In a new working paper covered here by , my team finds that ~40% of moms with young kids report increased conflicts with their partners, often related to childcare. Many moms are blaming themselves and sacrificing their work to reduce the strife.
“Sacrificing market skills to help your family comes at a really big cost,” said. “And potentially causes tensions in marriages, and when you put those two together, a generation of women may be pretty badly scarred by Covid.”
Thx for sharing my story & so many in this acute-on-chronic crisis of pandemic, childcare, & work. Hope we can provide fed support for most vulnerable & that , other orgs will step up support of return & retention of caregivers in long-run
Mothers are the shock absorbers of our society. With and .
.'s is leading the Pandemic Parenting Study, which was featured in today. ⤵️
“The drop in female labor-force participation was quite dismal and not surprising with the return back to school not happening,” Wrote a tweet today about this &erased it bc it was negative. But I’m drowning. So far behind&overwhelmed - via
“I have a lot of optimal circumstances: A successful career traj, A+ feminist hubs who tries to step up & do 50%+ & [supportive] workplace. But...that’s not enough.” What is? They quote ⁦⁩ & others to show: we need systemic support.
A new article quotes IU Sociology Prof. , and shares insights from a new working paper co-authored by Dr. Calarco, Dr. , Ph.D. student , & Dr.
‘Three #women dropped out for every woman who got a job’ #Mothers Are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society. And we are all feeling it. Before, with and after #Covid19 #equality
NYT reports: A survey conducted by found that almost 40 percent of respondents are reporting increases in pandemic-related frustrations with their partners, and that child care is a major source of strife.
Really useful article about working mothers during Covid-19 by , linking to some of my research on gender & unemployment
Mothers Are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society
"Almost 40 percent of [Indiana mother] respondents are reporting increases in pandemic-related frustrations with their partners, and child care is a major source of strife."
Mothers Are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society via
Mothers Are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society
In my recent interviews with working mothers on gender and covid-19 (), I didn't find many who were leaving jobs, but they voiced stress, frustration, and sadness about the pandemic's consequences for their careers and marriages.
So true. Moms are forced to absorb everyone’s emotional distress and keep things calm. But who supports them?