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Chores and childcare: who bears the brunt in lockdown? Women

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Working mothers in Europe and the United States are taking on most of the extra housework and childcare created by lockdown – and many are struggling to cope, a survey showed on Thursday.

Women with children now spend an average 65 hours a week on the unpaid chores – nearly a third more than fathers – according to the Boston Consulting Group, which questioned parents in five countries.

“Women have been doing too much household work for too long, and this crisis is pushing them to a point that’s simply unsustainable,” Rachel Thomas, of U.S.-based women’s rights group LeanIn.Org, said in response to the data.

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