Couples with school-aged children are giving up double-income after Corona 19… “Care burden”

The proportion of dual-income couples with school-aged children has decreased since the COVID-19 outbreak.

It is analyzed that there were many cases where dual income was abandoned due to the burden of caring.

Today (21st), according to the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs’ report, ‘Gap in Social Risk Experiences and Responses of Working Age Groups Due to the COVID-19 Crisis’, among couples with school-aged children between the ages of 8 and 17스포츠토토, the dual-income ratio was 65.9% in the first half of 2019. In the first half of 2020, when Corona 19 began to spread, it decreased by 5.4 percentage points to 60.5%.

In the first half of 2021, it fell further to 59.3%, and in the first half of 2022, when it entered the daily recovery period, it only rose slightly to 59.7%.

On the other hand, among couples without children, the ratio of dual-income households was found to be almost unchanged.

It maintained a similar level: 51.6% in the first half of 2019, 51.7% in the first half of 2020, 51.7% in the first half of 2021, and 51.7% in the first half of 2022.

Among couples with preschool children who have not yet gone to school, the dual-income ratio was 46.1% in the first half of 2019, then fell to 41.8% in the first half of 2020 after the spread of Corona 19, but rebounded to 45.3% in the first half of 2022.

The report said, “A public childcare system in the form of emergency childcare worked for preschool-age children in the COVID-19 situation,” and “In the case of school-aged children, there is a possibility that parents’ need for learning and care was greater due to non-face-to-face classes.” he explained.

“Considering that there was not much change in the dual-income ratio compared to couples without children, this suggests that there was a significant change in the female employment rate in households with children,” he said. We need to come up with a plan,” he said.


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