Gender-differentiated effects of telework
Remote working has increased to an unprecedented degree during the Covid-19 crisis. This has helped people protect their health and their jobs, but the specific context in which remote working was set up has also exacerbated what the literature has identified as its potentially negative effects, particularly for women due to unequal sharing of domestic and parenting responsibilities. Our hypothesis is that while appearing gender neutral, this way of organizing work affects men and women differently. We also posit effect heterogeneity by family situation and remote working mode. The aim of the project is to understand the impact of remote working on gender inequalities in work activity, family organization, overall wellbeing, and mental health. The project will analyze data from two major surveys representative of France’s general population: “Epidemiology and living conditions” or EpiCoV and “Survey on the experience of work and unemployment during the health crisis” or Tracov.
This project is led at INED by Ariane Pailhe, Senior Research