Women's communication plays key role in household during lockdown
"Right now people are quarantined, and families have lost important supports that enabled them to work. We've lost child care and schools, and some people have lost jobs, so more responsibilities have been thrust onto parents," said Carlson, associate professor and lead author of the paper. "In these times, focusing on the division of labor and understanding what factors shape it is important."
The study found that the way women communicate shapes how couples split up the housework, and when women communicate negatively, men do more.