First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Kassandra AlfaroFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Colleen Butler-Sweet Dr. Stephen Lilley

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

This research aims to understand the gender-specific impact of working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Primarily focusing on gender expectations of mothers in dual-earner families, the purpose of this study is to measure gendered expectations toward work and family sacrifices. Specifically, this study tests the hypothesis that mothers will face a greater expectation than fathers to prioritize family over career responsibilities in the context of the Covid 19 lockdowns. To reach this objective the attitudes of 434 participants ages 18-81 towards gender and work/home balance were surveyed via a vignette model of quantitative analysis. The results indicate that there is a neutral expectation for both men and women to balance work and family life evenly.

College and Major available

College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Kassandra Alfaro, Major Sociology Minor(s) Human Resources Management, Human Rights & Social Justice; Honors; Class of '22

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Gendered Work and Home Life Expectations During the Pandemic

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

This research aims to understand the gender-specific impact of working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Primarily focusing on gender expectations of mothers in dual-earner families, the purpose of this study is to measure gendered expectations toward work and family sacrifices. Specifically, this study tests the hypothesis that mothers will face a greater expectation than fathers to prioritize family over career responsibilities in the context of the Covid 19 lockdowns. To reach this objective the attitudes of 434 participants ages 18-81 towards gender and work/home balance were surveyed via a vignette model of quantitative analysis. The results indicate that there is a neutral expectation for both men and women to balance work and family life evenly.