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All in this together? The impact of the lockdown on how families spend their time

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The Covid-19 pandemic is changing dramatically how families with children spend their time
• Closure of schools and childcare facilities means many families are now the main provider of care and education for their children
• Parents may have lost their jobs permanently or stopped work temporarily
• Many other parents are adjusting to working from home
• The challenges imposed by this crisis and the ways families respond to them may have long-lasting impacts on future inequalities in child and adult outcomes
• There is the risk that these inequalities reinforce existing ones

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School closures, massive rates of job loss and furloughing, and a shift to working from home are all affecting how parents spend their time, and how mothers and fathers divide responsibilities for paid work, housework and childcare.