Families under lockdown are part of what could be a grand experiment in gender roles brought on by the disruptions of the global pandemic. Men are doing more around the home, and experts suggest this could lead to a lasting change in gender norms.
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If what it takes to create are long stretches of uninterrupted, concentrated time, time you can choose to do with as you will, time that you can control, that’s something women have never had the luxury to expect, at least not without getting slammed for unseemly selfishness.
Research has shown that flexible work reduces work-life conflict, improves worker health, and increases work commitment and productivity, while improving job performance. However, much of that productivity boost comes in the form of longer work hours.