#21
Remote work
fact checking report

Inconclusive

Remote work reinforces outdated gender roles

Inconclusive:

It is still unclear whether remote work serves to reinforce or diminish practices associated with outdated gender roles, since the evidence on this topic has, to date, been primarily qualitative with small sample sizes. Therefore, more research is needed on this topic.

We are still looking for more scientific and professional evidence on this. Do you know any studies on this topic? We’d love it if you could share them with us!

Evidence for:

Qualitative research shows that women who were working remotely experienced lower restoration from work compared to women who did not work remotely95. Other academics have suggested that this may suggest that remote working reinforces outdated gender roles, as women working from home may also end up spending more time on domestic chores42, 96.

Evidence against:

For men, on the other hand, working remotely meant that they could engage more emotionally with their parental role94.