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COVID-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

Mothers are more likely to have quit, been furloughed or lost their jobs, according to the UK's Institute for Fiscal Studies. Image: REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Emma Charlton

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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A ratio of one means women spend the same share of their time on these activities as men; a ratio of two means twice as much – and so on. Image: World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020

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