Résilience - COVID-19 - Résilience - Coronavirus disease 2019

Telework, gender inequalities and well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic – TELEGENRE

Submission summary

Telework has experienced an unprecedented boom during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. While it has had a protective effect on health and enabled those concerned to maintain their jobs, the specific context in which it was introduced may have exacerbated the potentially negative welfare effects of telework identified in the literature, particularly for women due to the unequal distribution of domestic and parental responsibilities. Our hypothesis is that this form of work organisation, which is a priori gender-neutral, has differentiated effects on men and women. We also assume that the effects are heterogeneous depending on the family situation and the way in which telework is carried out. The aim of this project is to understand the effect of telework on gender inequalities in work performance, family organisations, well-being and mental health. It is based on the analysis of two large representative surveys in the general population, "Epidemiology and living conditions" (EpiCoV) and "Survey on the experience of work and unemployment during the health crisis" (Tracov).

Project coordination

Ariane PAILHE (Démographie économique)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


DEMO ECO Démographie économique

Help of the ANR 80,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: August 2021 - 12 Months

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