New research from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and University of California, San Francisco; finds that young adults in the US are experiencing a significant mental health burden as a result of job insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The analysis shows that since March 13, 59% of US young adults experienced direct or household employment loss, and 38% were expected to experience direct or household employment loss in the coming 4 weeks.
The study also found that symptoms of anxiety and depression were common in this sample of young adults. In the 7 days before the survey:
Policymakers need to consider the long-term scarring that may occur as a result of both employment losses and poor mental health, the researchers say.Read More >>