Working families faced significant challenges prior to COVID-19. The pandemic has prompted many Americans to more deeply examine the relationship between time, work, and health. This brief discusses considerations for working parents as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and workers face calls to return to the office. It argues that public health professionals should advocate for work-life balance and flexible work arrangements as key social determinants of health.
COVID-19, Remote Work, Work-life Balance
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
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The author would like to thank Nicole Ripogle and Shannon Monnat for edits on previous drafts.
Brown, Austin, "Working Parents Post Pandemic: Reimagining Remote Work after COVID-19" (2021). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 146.
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