The Daily Telegraph
Mums ‘more likely to break lockdown rules’
Women were nearly twice as likely than men to break UK lockdown laws banning people from meeting indoors with other households, with many seeking support with childcare, research has suggested.
Women were forming bubbles “out of necessity” before they were legally allowed, meeting with friends and family at home to ease care responsibilities, according to a University of York study. Researchers said it highlights how rules during the pandemic clashed with existing gender inequalities. Early restrictions did not reflect the interdependency of households, such as how mothers rely on grandparents in order to work.