The pandemic likely affects men and women in science differently. In this commentary for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, I share expectations about unfolding effects. I draw on studies that expose fundamental differences between men and women in relation to, for example, “stop-clock” policies and domestic responsibilities. Here, I highlight two important articles:
Reshma Jagsi and colleagues: Women physician-scientists almost 2x as likely as male colleagues to have full-time employed spouse; women spent 8.5 hours more per week on domestic duties.
Heather Antecol and colleagues: Gender neutral stop-clock policies in leading economics departments are associated with a 19 percentage points decrease in tenure rates for women and a corresponding 17 percentage points increase for men – likely due to men using the time for publishing.