Medical Moment: COVID-19 gender gap

Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 5:38 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - With everyone home during the pandemic, researchers are seeing a gender gap in coronavirus stress.

That story is today’s Medical Moment.

COVID-19 is taking a toll on Americans’ mental health, and women may be taking the brunt of it.

And, as Martie Salt reports, to make matters worse, a new study indicates a serious work-life unbalance for some women during the pandemic.

Petts says there’s the potential for COVID-19 restrictions to reshape the gendered division of labor, although he says it remains to be seen whether dads will continue with housework and childcare once they go back to work out of the house.

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