Radical changes in the lives of international professional women with children: from airports to home offices

Primecz, Henriett ORCID: (2021) Radical changes in the lives of international professional women with children: from airports to home offices. Journal of Global Mobility . DOI 10.1108/JGM-03-2021-0029 (In Press)

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Purpose: This research was designed to discover the impact of restrictions connected with the COVID- 19 pandemic on the work and life of international professional women with children. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative, explorative research was conducted with twelve international professional women, who were professional women with children under 12; semistructured online interviews were used. Findings: The radical decrease in international travel combined with an increase in online work and the increased demand of parenting resulted in work overflow, temporary re-traditionalisation of gender relations and a radical decrease in international mobility with respect to future prospects. Originality: The exceptional case of the COVID-19 pandemic generated the need to understand the new situation, especially in the life of mobile professionals and women with small children. Research limitation: This relatively small and non-representative sample needs to be complemented with further investigation into the social and economic consequences of restrictions connected with the COVID-19 pandemic. Social implication: A large-scale crisis like the pandemic-related lockdown has had a tremendous effect on societies, including with regard to gender relations. Reflection will be needed in the aftermath of the crises and the gender equality achieved before the lockdown needs to be rebuilt.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:home office, gender relations, mobile professional, international professional women
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute of Management > Department of Organizational Behaviour
Subjects:Labour economics
ID Code:7036
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:16 Nov 2021 11:42
Last Modified:16 Nov 2021 11:42

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