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Sociology lecturer Amanda Watson discusses mom burnout and moms leaving the workforce in CBC interviews

May 17, 2022

Sociology lecturer Amanda Watson was recently interviewed for CBC On the Coast and CBC Radio West to discuss her research.

In her On the Coast interview with Gloria Macarenko, Watson discusses gendered divisions of parenting labour in the pandemic. Tying in her personal experiences with insights from her book, she shares how the societal impacts of COVID-19 have added challenges to the already difficult job of mothering. The full interview can be found here.

In another interview with Sarah Penton of CBC Radio West, Watson explains how the isolation associated with the pandemic has contributed to "mom burnout" for many parents, similar to the experience of occupational burnout observed by psychologists. Visit this link to hear to the full interview.