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56.2% males took up child-care duties amid lockdown

Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, 56.2 percent of males have taken up child-care duties against 50.8 percent females, according to the latest IANS-CVoter Economy Battery survey.

According the survey, 49.3 percent males said ‘yes’, when they were queried on having taken up child-care duties during the nationwide lockdown, while 22.9 percent males said they have already been doing this. A total of 16 percent males said ‘no’, while 9.5 percent said the query was not applicable to them, which led to a nett of 56.2 percent.

When similar query was put to the females, 41.7 percent said ‘yes’ while 20.2 percent said ‘no’. A total of 29.3 percent females said they have been doing this already, while 8.5 percent said it was not applicable to them, taking the nett to 50.8 percent.

The survey found that 53.3 percent of those in the age group 25-45 years have taken up child-care duties during the lockdown.

Nearly 50 percent of people, who have taken up child-care duties, belong to the lower education group, while 33.6 percent belong to the higher education group.

The survey also found that 49.3 percent of people involved in child-care duties are from the middle income group and 46.4 percent from the lower income group.

In terms of social groups, 58.5 percent of Muslims have taken up child-care duties, highest in the group, followed by 53.9 percent Schedule Tribes, 48.3 percent Sikhs and 32.7 percent Christians.

Region wise, in the east and west, 50 percent people have taken up child-care duties, followed by north at 48 percent and south at 32.4 percent.

The urban region recorded the highest number of people taking up child-care duties at 47.5 percent.

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