research product . 2021

“If it’s gonna get done, I have to do it myself” - A qualitative study about Covid-19, household labor and equality

Halvardsson, Victoria;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Oct 2021
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
This paper investigates in what way the still ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has affected the gendered division of household labor. Historically speaking, in most countries and cultures, (and in cohabiting relationships), women have taken on the main responsibility for the household labor. The pandemic has affected a lot of workplaces, many employees have gone from working in offices towards working remotely from home. With the rise in time spent at home, one can wonder how that has affected the level of equality within the division of household labor. This qualitative research consists of data gathered from 11 interviews with individuals in cohabiting relationships....
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free text keywords: Covid-19, household labor, equality, gender, work, division
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