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dc.contributor.authorBroadway, B
dc.contributor.authorMendez, S
dc.contributor.authorMoschion, J
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-12T01:25:57Z
dc.date.available2021-01-12T01:25:57Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-01
dc.identifier.citationBroadway, B., Mendez, S. & Moschion, J. (2020). Behind closed doors: the surge in mental distress of parents. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258666
dc.description.abstractThe economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent restrictions has had an alarming effect on Australians' mental health. Particularly worrying is the increase in high mental distress among parents, especially among non-employed fathers and parents of primary school aged children. Financial stress and work-family conflict tend to be the two major sources of mental distress for parents. Using data from the Melbourne Institute's Taking the Pulse of the Nation survey and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, this Research Insight examines the surge in mental distress in parents compared to pre-COVID. The study identifies who has been most impacted, looking at how it impacts mothers and fathers, and how employment status and the age of the child can influence mental distress.
dc.publisherMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
dc.titleBehind closed doors: the surge in mental distress of parents
dc.typeWorking Paper
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
melbourne.source.pages1-8
melbourne.elementsid1486519
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/publications/research-insights/search/result?paper=3456866
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/3456866/ri2020n21.pdf
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorMoschion, Julie
melbourne.contributor.authorBroadway, Barbara
melbourne.contributor.authorMendez, Susan
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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