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Mother load: How lockdown rebooted the conversation on unpaid labour

Housework and childcare are often thankless tasks, and during lockdown many households struggled under the extra weight. Research shows in a fast-changing world, one thing that hasn’t shifted is that women continue to shoulder more than their share of the load. Fia Walsh reports.

Video report by Fia Walsh



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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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