The study, which was released in January, discovered that the "worry gap" between men and women wasn't as pronounced prior to the pandemic.
According to the study, which was released in January, there wasn’t a significant “worry gap” between men and women prior to the pandemic, according to Sky News.
In an effort to comprehend the “worry gap” that has existed between the sexes since the Covid epidemic, a study has discovered that women are more than twice as likely as males to be concerned.
Women are increasingly more concerned about work-life balance, parenting, and having children, according to the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), the UK’s independent social research agency. Only 9% of men shared these concerns. The health and wellness matrix revealed the greatest disparity in degrees of worry, with three times as many women as men expressing grave concern for their lives. In other areas, there was a similar degree of difference: 43% of women reported having “intergenerational anxieties” concerning their children and parents, compared to 1% of males.
Compared to 20% of men, 31% of women stated they were very concerned about finding a work-life balance.
“While overall levels of worry appear to be the same in 2022 as they were pre-pandemic, this conceals a stark ‘worry gap’ that has opened up between women and men,” the study’s co-author Josefien Breedvelt was quoted as saying. “Women may still be experiencing a greater impact from the ongoing legacy and stress that the pandemic brought about. “If ongoing challenges from the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis fall disproportionately on women, we may see an even greater divergence in levels of worry between men and women in Britain.”
The research is a component of NatCen’s yearly Society Watch report, which extrapolates a representative sample of people’s levels of fear to analyse the type of impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on people’s social lives. To reach its conclusion, it then compared the responses to those gathered in 2018 and 2019.