Roy Gilbert

Work-From-Home Policies Don’t Close the Gender Chore Gap, Data Shows

Image source: Getty Images You’d think working from home would benefit women. In some ways, it doesn’t.

Many people have now been working from home since the start of the pandemic , which means they’ve been doing their jobs remotely for a good 17 months. And with some companies offering the option to work from home on a permanent basis even once things improve on the pandemic front, there’s a good chance a substantial portion of the workforce will be remote in the coming years.

Remote work has its clear benefits. It lends to a more flexible schedule and can help remote workers save money by not having to commute. And for parents, it can help minimize childcare expenses .

In fact, it’s fair to say that remote work can benefit both male and female employees alike. But in the course of the pandemic, women have had a notably harder time juggling job and household responsibilities. And that trend could continue even once things get back to normal.

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Working remotely during the pandemic has often meant having to juggle childcare responsibilities at the same time, what with schools having been closed for in-person learning for much of the past year and change. Under normal circumstances, remote […]