Crisis exaggerating gender inequalities, survey suggests

15 May 2020

The mental health of two thirds of women in law have suffered as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a survey has revealed.

A major survey of women in the profession revealed the extent of the initial impact of the pandemic on their finances and mental health, but there is optimism about the future.

Conducted by the Next 100 Years project in early May, the results showed 66% of women said the coronavirus crisis was impacting their mental health.

Out of the 900 women surveyed, 91% were working from home.

There was also widespread concern that gender inequalities were being exposed - 65% felt the lockdown was exaggerating existing inequalities between men and women.

More than half of the respondents were also ...

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