Female academics gripped by guilt as they battle to balance demands: study
They have borne the brunt of trying to juggle work and home duties during pandemic
The productivity of female academics while working from home during the Covid-19 lockdown took a huge dive, primarily because they had to care for toddlers and help older children with schoolwork.
This was one of the most important findings of the first comprehensive study undertaken in SA on the impact of the pandemic lockdown on women’s academic work.
At least 42.7% of respondents who had children indicated that helping them with schoolwork had a high impact on their own work performance, while 43.8% attributed this to childcare...