Gender Gaps in the Care Economy during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey

Gender Gaps in the Care Economy during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey

Aug 6, 2020

A time-use survey in Turkey conducted in pandemic lockdown conditions in May reveals a range of gender impacts of the crisis on paid and unpaid work. School closures, intensified demands for household consumption items and domestic and care services have triggered an unprecedented increase in the demand for household production and caring labour. Women as a group have served as the main absorber of this demand shock by increasing their paid and unpaid work hours. 

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