DAEGU, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Daegu region that started in mid-February generated more negative repercussions for women than men in the entire spectrum of daily life.
According to a survey titled “Impact of the Coronavirus on the Life of Daegu Citizens” conducted by the Daegu Women & Family Foundation, 74.7 percent of the respondents said that they experienced feelings of unrest and depression due to the coronavirus.
This survey was conducted with the participation of 1,068 citizens of the Daegu region consisting of 533 men and 534 women.
By gender, 81 percent of women said they experienced psychological unrest and depression, compared to only 68.4 percent for men.
In particular, 87.8 percent of the women in their 40s answered that they had had such experiences, the highest among all age groups.
In economic activities, 57.9 percent of women said they were concerned about job security, higher than that of men (50.7 percent).
As for why they felt a sense of job insecurity, 51.1 percent of women pointed to wage cuts as the primary cause, followed by 37.5 percent who said they were worried about the risk of losing their job if their employer had to shut down, close or file for bankruptcy.
The survey also showed that after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the average amount of time women spent to take care of children and elderly parents increased by more than six hours.
Sejong Research conducted the survey from June 8 to 15 on behalf of the Daegu Women & Family Foundation. The survey has a 95 percent confidence level with plus or minus 3 percent error.
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