Author: Marianna Chirivì, Grazia Moffa
The measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency in early 2020 have reshaped the times of daily life: those that are required for the domestic and care unpaid work and paid work. The transfer of paid work at home amplifies the family’s work burden and requires a different and new management of daily life activities, especially for women who are often charged unpaid work. In this respect, the intertwining of the working and living times raise the question of gender equality. The risk is the worsening of gender inequalities, undermining the path – albeit slow and arduous- undertaken by western countries to a full equality between men and women. In this paper, the attention is focused on how gender inequalities are not a consequence of the pandemic COVID-19 but a longstanding living condition, which still finds little feedback in the prevailing culture of the production sphere and in the policies that regulate the world of reproductive life.
Keywords: Gender inequalities, work-family balance, paid and unpaid work, working from home, lockdown.
Notes on contibutors
*MARIANNA CHIRIVÌ è ricercatrice specializzata in analisi economico-statistiche e in procedure di analisi dei dati qualitativi. Attualmente si interessa di temi riguardanti il Terzo Settore, il welfare locale e lo sviluppo dei contesti territoriali.
**GRAZIA MOFFA è professoressa associata in Sociologia dei processi economici e del lavoro. Responsabile scientifico del Ce.Do.M.-UniSA (Centro di documentazione sulle nuove Migrazioni) Università degli Studi di Salerno.