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Mums in lockdown: 60% say the pandemic has had a negative effect on gender equality

The pandemic has had a big impact on mothers. 3/5 say the pandemic has had a negative effect on gender equality at home and in the workplace. While, three quarters of mums say they've felt much more stressed than usual during the pandemic.

By Justine Roberts | Last updated May 26, 2021

Mums in lockdown infographic

Research conducted by Mumsnet and BritainThinks from 2nd February to 1st March 2021. Mumsnet polling and discussion threads were conducted with a sample of 1,486 Mumsnet user from across the UK. BritainThinks conducted a national omnibus poll of 2,103 UK adults. Six focus groups were conducted with ABC1 and C2DE mums in the North of England and Midlands. Mums were recruited via Mumsnet and snowballing.