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LIFESTYLE: Pandemic could lead to profound shift in parenting roles – say experts

Men are spending more time with their children and businesses are seeing economic benefits of flexible working

Father making cupcakes with children.
There has been a surge in the number of hours men are spending with their children and this could lead to a permanent re-evaluation of the value of fatherhood and shift in working patterns. Photograph: Viacheslav Iakobchuk/Alamy Stock Photo

The year 2020 has been transformative for how society sees fatherhood, and could produce the most profound shift in caring responsibilities since the second world war, according to researchers, business leaders and campaigners.        Continue reading