With our home and work lives thrown into disarray, we wanted to know how the average UK household was coping with their ‘new normal’… throughout the coronavirus pandemic and the varying degrees of ‘lockdown’.
From key workers stretched to the limit and risking their health for others, to those who live alone and feel isolated, to parents having to juggle work and home-schooling.
We developed a short survey, to question participants on how their work, home and parenting lives had been affected. You can view the full report here but below are some of the key findings – based on the 500+ responses we received.
1. 50% OF WOMEN QUESTIONED HAD BEEN CLASSED AS KEY WORKERS SINCE THE LOCKDOWN COMPARED TO 40% OF MEN.
2. MORE MEN HAD BEEN MADE UNEMPLOYED, HAD REDUCED HOURS OR WERE FINDING IT HARD TO FIND WORK (4% MORE THAN WOMEN).
3. SINCE LOCKDOWN OUR RESPONSES IDENTIFIED A 117% INCREASE IN MEN COMPLETING 5+ HOURS OF HOUSEWORK A WEEK (COMPARED TO A 53% INCREASE FOR WOMEN).
4. WOMEN WERE SHOWN TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN HOME- SCHOOLING, THAN THEIR MALE PARTNERS, WITH 75% COMPLETING 1-3 HOURS A DAY (COMPARED TO 69% OF MEN).