The uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic have been significant contributors to employee well-being as working Ontarians quickly adapted to working from home in March 2020.
To better understand the mental health impacts of the pandemic on working Ontario parents, researchers at Carleton University conducted interviews with both men and women with dependent children under the age of 19 to assess mental and emotional strain. The final report shows the pandemic resulted in higher stress and anxiety levels among women when compared to men.
By recognizing key indicators of employee well-being, policy makers can make more informed decisions to support women’s health, and all workers, before and after the pandemic.
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