LeanIn.Org explored how COVID-19 is affecting women’s finances, job security, home life, and overall well-being. An online survey of 3,117 U.S. adults was conducted from April 13-17, 2020.
Key findings include:
– 52% of women are experiencing sleep issues, compared to 32% of men.
– Among respondents who work full time and have a partner and children, 31% of women felt that they had “more to do than they could possibly handle,” compared to 13% of men.
– Compared to white women, Latinas and Black women are spending between two and three times as many hours per week caring for elderly or sick relatives.
– White women reported spending 11.7 hours per week on average, whereas Latinas reported spending 26.2 hours per week on average, and Black women reported spending an average of 33 hours per week.
– 62% of women overall reported spending 3 or more hours per day on housework.
– 81% of single mothers said they spent 3 or more hours per day on housework.
– 76% of Black women reported spending 3 or more hours per day on housework.
– 79% of Latinas said they spend 3 or more hours per day on housework.
Read the full report here.
Based on research conducted by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey