Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 36, issue Supplement_1, PS169-S186 2020 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/graa027 View full text
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Almudena Sevilla, Sarah Smith

Abstract: Abstract The nature and scale of the shocks to the demand for, and the supply of, home childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic provide a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of the division of home labour and the determinants of specialization within the household. We collected real-time data on daily lives to document the impact of measures to control COVID-19 on UK families with children under the age of 12. We document that these families have been doing the equivalent of a working…

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