South Africa's multilevel 'Shecession'

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Groenewald, Z.Essack, A.Teagle
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC), Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-nov-2020/sa-multilevel-shecession
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11745
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15756
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15756

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Abstract

During the COVID-19 crisis, women shed more jobs and took on more of the additional childcare burden. As South Africa eased out of the stricter levels of lockdown, men returned more quickly than women to their pre-COVID-19 childcare levels. For women in particular, working from home meant striking a balancing act that left many feeling as if they were falling short both at home and at work. Drawing from recent research, HSRC researchers discuss how employers can better support women.