Women's marital satisfaction fell during pandemic: Study

Increase in housework, conflicts arising from work-from-home set-up among possible reasons

The study - which examined the roles men and women play in terms of childcare and housework during the pandemic last year, and the difference in the amount of time they spent on such tasks - found that the gender gap in terms of housework rose during
The study - which examined the roles men and women play in terms of childcare and housework during the pandemic last year, and the difference in the amount of time they spent on such tasks - found that the gender gap in terms of housework rose during the circuit breaker and persisted for all families, regardless of their income. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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Women were less satisfied with their marriages during and after the circuit breaker, a study has found.

The researchers said it could be because they had to take on more than their fair share of housework, among other stressors the pandemic has brought to daily life.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2021, with the headline Women's marital satisfaction fell during pandemic: Study. Subscribe