“It will be enlightening to see how women’s participation in the labor market will develop this year and next. Theoretically, many men could also scale back their careers. However, the existing evidence does not suggest that this will happen. Germany will be set back by years in terms of gender equality in the workplace,” writes Justus Haucap for WeltN24 GmbH.

“Women take on a majority of childcare responsibilities during the coronavirus crisis,” quotes DER SPIEGEL from a study by the Economic and Social Science Institute of the Hans Böckler Foundation, which is affiliated with trade unions.

Dietgard Stein writes: “What is going on with fathers? Are they not in the same situation as mothers? Is it due to a distorted perception of mothers and fathers, or the weaknesses inherent in some statistics? Research suggests that major changes in household routines have the potential to create new, fairer daily routines in the long run.”

#Equality is not solely a women’s issue. Where are the modern fathers?

May I ask who among you has seen fathers take on more family and household responsibilities under the current circumstances than they did before the coronavirus crisis?

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Posted by Natascha Hoffner, Founder & CEO of herCAREER, WiWo columnist, LinkedIn TOP Voice 2020, W&V 2019 – 100 Köpfe
published on LinkedIn on 06.06.2024