Gender gap persists while working from home

Women cite domestic and childcare duties as the main reason they work from home, while men do so to escape office distractions. Studies show men who work from home do not increase their share of childcare.

Research from the University of New South Wales analysed 7000 employees who spend varying time working from home. Results showed employees working from home less than 50% of the time, “repay” their employer by working an extra 41-51 minutes extra.

People who work from home are more stressed than office-based employees but still report being happy with the flexible arrangements.

Researchers hope to explore if working from home causes stress or is a strategy to deal with stress.

Read more at UNSW