FILE PHOTO: Women wearing protective face masks and gloves are seen as the spread of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) continues, Istanbul, Turkey, March 26,2020 REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish females did 4 times as much household and care work as guys during lockdowns targeted at suppressing the spread of the coronavirus, research study supported by the United Nations Advancement Program showed on Thursday.
A study performed in Might of more than 2,400 people revealed females shouldered the majority of the overdue work during lockdown even though males spent significantly more time operating in the home.
The gender gap in paid work narrowed under lockdown as a result of changes in work patterns and a fall in males’s paid work hours, the research found.
However gender gaps in unpaid work and total work time widened: usually females’s workload, including both paid and unpaid work, increased while that of men reduced, the findings stated.
” The findings are proof of the plain reality of the incremental concern of overdue home and care work borne by females, in addition to the jobs they do,” said Claudio Tomasi, UNDP Homeowner Representative in Turkey.
” This circumstance points to the urgent need for policy modifications to produce more equivalent sharing of overdue family work in between females and males.”
The problem is not limited to Turkey. Other research has actually shown working moms in Europe and the United States took on the majority of the extra household chores and child care produced by lockdown. Females have likewise been reported to be susceptible to increasing levels of domestic violence.
Composing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Dominic Evans and Barbara Lewis