Pandemic Causing Indian Working Mothers To Sleep Less, Work Significantly More
Corona pandemic is making Indian working mothers to devote more to office work
By: Market Xcel
New Delhi, May 22: The Corona pandemic which started last year has taken a heavy toll on the working mothers in India with significant reduction in their average sleep time and more than two-fold jump in time taken to care for elderly in the family, according to a nationwide survey.
Working mothers in the country are now sleeping for only 5.50 hours per day as compared to 6.50 hours every day on average in pre-covid era (before 2020), a reduction of about 17 percent. They are now spending 01.50 hours in taking care of the elderly/others in the family as against 00.50 hours on average in pre-corona times, according to a survey carried out by leading market research agency Market Xcel Data Matrix Pvt Ltd covering 1,200 working mothers across the country.
The pandemic has altered the routine and lifestyle of working mothers in many other ways as well. They are exercising/working out only for 00.40 hours now as compared to 01.10 hours on average in pre-covid times. Similarly, they are spending far little time on their entertainment of just 01.20 hours now as against 02.30 hours earlier.
Even the time required to complete office work has gone up for them. They are now spending 08.55 hours to finish office work as compared to 06.50 hours earlier. They are also experiencing more time taken to accomplish home chores with the time now required being 04.45 hours as against 03.40 hours needed before 2020 with the absence of housemaids in many cases.
"The pandemic situation has got ripple effect into everybody's life. The working mothers have especially been impacted. We need to give some extra care for the caregivers,"
About 64% of the survey respondents were aged between 25-35 and the rest were between the age of 36-45 years. A total of 1,200 working mothers were surveyed in 17 states across the country. The study was conducted online using market Xcel's proprietary panel Xcel-Online Surveys. Xcel-Online Surveys is an actively managed panel. The panel is recruited and managed in-house by a dedicated team of specialists from online and technology areas.
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