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Lyttelton's research focuses on the role of work and organizations in the reproduction of inequality in the United States and Europe. He has recently coauthored projects on the implications of the shift to remote work for gender inequalities at home and work, and on how work created health inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Shows that prior to the pandemic, shifting to remote work increased gender gaps in housework but decreased gaps in childcare. Remote work worsened mothers' work environments relative to fathers' as mothers more frequently report combining paid work and childcare.
Documents the enormous disparities in workers off sick from work that emerged across the labor market in the first months of the pandemic. Shows sicknesses increased in low-paying frontline occupations and occupations with little schedule flexibility. Workers in these jobs are disproportionately Black, Hispanic and Indigenous.