Covid-19 Disruptions Disproportionately Affect Female Academics

  title={Covid-19 Disruptions Disproportionately Affect Female Academics},
  author={Tatyana Deryugina and Olga Shurchkov and Jenna Stearns},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent countermeasures disrupted economic activity around the world. We investigate the effects of COVID-19 disruptions on the gender gap in academia. We administer a global survey of academics to collect nuanced data on the respondents' circumstances, such as the number and ages of children and time use. All academics report substantial increases in childcare and housework burdens, but women experienced significantly larger increases than men… 

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