Familydemic Cross Country and Gender Dataset on work and family outcomes during COVID-19 pandemic

Anna Kurowska, Ilyar Heydari Barardehi, Sylvia Fuller, Richard J. Petts, Gayle Kaufman, Andrea Doucet, Cassandra Engeman, Anna Matysiak, Raffaele Guetto, Thordis Reimer, Tsegachew Degu Kasegn, Daniele Vignoli, Ann-Zofie Duvander & Shirely Gatenio Gabel

Here we present the Familydemic Cross Country and Gender Dataset (FCCGD), which offers cross country and gender comparative data on work and family outcomes among parents of dependent children, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers six countries from two continents representing diverse welfare regimes as well as distinct policy reactions to the pandemic outbreak. The FCCGD was created using the first wave of a web-based international survey (Familydemic) carried out between June and September 2021, on large samples of parents (aged 20–59) living with at least one child under 12 in Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the US. While individual datasets are not available due to country-level restriction policies, the presented database allows for cross-country comparison of a wide range of employment outcomes and work arrangements, the division of diverse tasks of unpaid labour (housework and childcare) in couples, experiences with childcare and school closures due to the pandemic and subjective assessments of changes to work-life balance, career prospects and the financial situation of families (234 variables).

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