The Daily Telegraph

Mums ‘more likely to break lockdown rules’

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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.

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