Significantly more women than men are experiencing problems with their mental health as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
New research by Lisa Spantig and Ben Etheridge, economists at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, suggests it is because women are more adversely affected by social isolation during lockdown.
The study reveals that the proportion of people who are reporting that they are experiencing at least one severe underlying mental health problem has increased among both genders. Among men it has risen from 7% before the pandemic to 18% after its onset. But for women, it has risen from 11% to 27%.
The Guardian News – June 2020