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When the coronavirus outbreak arrived in the United States, families were forced to adapt. Office closures have collided with shuttered schools, forcing parents to work from home as they balance full-time childcare and part-time teaching, helping their kids with remote learning. Parents across the US are struggling with this added burden. In some cases, it is falling most heavily on mothers. In a May survey of parents in the US, UK, France, Germany and Italy by the Boston Consulting Group, families reported an additional 27 hours spent each week on household chores, childcare and education - nearly the equivalent of a second job. But women spend 15 hours more than men on this added domest... Full story

30 September