Corona 19 depression and anxiety focused on ‘non-regular workers and women’

A survey result showed that non-regular workers were more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety caused by the prolonged COVID-19 outbreak than regular workers, and women rather than men.

Workplace Gapjil 119 announced on the 23rd the results of a survey of 1,000 office workers to examine the actual situation of depression caused by the COVID-19 crisis. It was held from December 3rd to 10th last year.

When looking at the answer to the question about the degree of depression by gender, 8.6% of men answered “serious”. The number of women was almost double, 16.6%.

The degree to which they felt differed according to the type of employment. 8.7% of regular workers and 17.0% of non-regular workers answered “serious”.

When respondents felt “serious” by employment type and gender, regular men (6.0%), regular women (13.9%), non-regular men (14.3%), and non-regular women (19.1%) were found in that order. The rate of feeling depressed was more than three times higher for female non-regular workers than for male regular workers. The overall average rate of “serious” responses was 12.0%.

Responses to anxiety were also similar. As for the answer of “severe anxiety”, women (30.7%) were more likely than men (22.9%), non-regular workers (31.0%) more than regular workers (23.0%), and those with an average monthly income of less than 1.5 million won (31.5%) had more than 5 million won (20.3). %) was higher than The rate of anxiety among female non-regular workers was 34.2% and that of male regular workers was 21.0%. The overall average was 26.2%.

An official from Work Gapjil 119 said, “In a survey conducted together, non-regular workers accounted for 33.3% of the unemployment rate due to COVID-19, which is more than four times that of regular workers 8.0%. Corona blue, such as depression and anxiety, is becoming more serious among non-regular workers, women, and low-wage workers,” he explained.

The group has called on the government to take protective measures, such as the introduction of paid sick leave and the payment of disaster unemployment benefits.

Reference-www.labortoday.co.kr

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