Working from home due to Covid-19 could help overcome the construction sector’s culture of long hours and presenteeism, which are barriers that disproportionately affect women in the sector, particularly as women still tend to adopt the larger share of care roles at home. However, as the industry goes online and becomes more digital, this may foster a more inclusive work environment that embraces a more flexible, long-term, work-life balance, which would be positive news for women in construction.

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