017. COVID-19 & The Impact on Working Parents

A recent survey conducted by Catalyst, reveal that 48% of working parents believe that they will need to reduce their hours or move to part-time work in the coming months due to the impact of COVID-19. Furthermore, the study highlights that nearly 33% are fearful that they will lose their employment in the next six months. Undoubtedly, COVID-19, is having a catastrophic impact on working families. This global pandemic has exacerbated the struggle of working parents’ ability to successfully integrate work and home life priorities. From the loss of adequate childcare, elder care or after school programs, many working parents are being forced to scale back on their career trajectory and focus on their home responsibilities. For single parents without a sufficient support system, COVID-19 has led to an increase in mental health stress and burnout.

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