School closings during pandemic affected parents' work schedules, finds German study

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 13:08 in Psychology & Sociology

A new study shows that the closing of education and childcare facilities in Germany during the coronavirus pandemic actually had an impact on parents' employment, as the opening of facilities led to a rebound in their work hours. For example, parents whose children had at least partial access to care or schooling in attendance worked about 1.5 to 2 hours more per week than parents whose children still had to completely do without care or attendance. The researchers found no differences between women and men.

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