DDP’s Key Takeaways
Female job loss rates due to COVID-19 were 1.8 times higher than the male rates.
Mothers are three times more likely to complete the majority of household responsibilities, although 70% of fathers thinks the burden is equally shared.
Women make up a majority of many of the most severely affected industries, including accommodation and food services, education, and arts and recreation.
Employers are taking steps to offer increased assistance for families, yet women are still facing higher percentages of mental health issues and burnout, furthering the gender divide in the workforce and causing many to drop out altogether.