Lyttelton and Zang’s New Paper on Telecommuting and Gender Reported in National Media

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August 13, 2020

Thomas Lyttelton, Emma Zang, and Cornell’s Kelly Musick  have published new research on the implications of remote work for gender inequalities before and during COVID-19. The working paper shows that remote work leads to increased gender gaps in housework, and that during COVID-19, telecommuting mothers report worse subjective well-being than telecommuting fathers. The findings have been reported in The Boston GlobeLive Science, and on WBZ Radio, and have been released as a policy brief by The Council for Contemporary Families. Thomas Lyttelton is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology who specializes in work, inequality, and gender. Emma Zang is Assistant Professor of Sociology, and specializes in health, the family, and inequality.