The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many challenges for mothers, but they're nothing new

The past year has placed a heavy toll on working moms in the US. Image: REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

Amanda Barroso

Writer/editor - Social Trends, Pew Research Center

Juliana Menasce Horowitz

Associate director of research, Pew Research Center


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WFH mothers were more likely to flag childcare duties. Image: Pew Research Center
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Working mothers are more likely to say they needed to reduce their hours. Image: Pew Research Center
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More woman said they did more around the house. Image: Pew Research Center
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More women take care giving leave than men. Image: Pew Research Center

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There are different pressure points for men and women. Image: Pew Research Center
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Unequal expectations. Image: Pew Research Center
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