This is how teleworking parents in the U.S. are coping during COVID-19

Since schools and childcare facilities remain closed due to COVID-19, many parents are having difficulties working from home. Image: Pixabay/kaboompics

Ruth Igielnik

Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center


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A graph to show that as the pandemic has gone on, more parents have found handling childcare difficult
57% of mothers found childcare somewhat or very difficult in October 2020 compared to 42% in March. Image: Pew Research Center
A diagram to show the percentage of people with childcare responsibilities when working from home
36% of moms have said they have a lot of childcare duties when working, compared to 16% of dads. Image: Pew Research Center
A diagram showing that teleworking parents with childcare responsibilities are more likely to say that balancing work and family has gotten harder.
43% of parents teleworking with childcare duties have said their work and family life balance has gotten harder. Image: Pew Research Center
A diagram to show mothers have faced more childcare related issues than fathers as a result of the pandemic.
54% of mothers felt they could not give 100% at work during the pandemic due to childcare responsibilites. Image: Pew Research Center
A graph to show that among teleworking parents, those with childcare duties are more likely to have experienced challenges at work
68% of teleworking parents with childcare duties felt like they couldn't give 100% at work. Image: Pew Research Center
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