To help employers better understand and support the mental health needs of their employees, IBI conducted an analysis of the impact of work disruptions of COVID-19. Three research questions guided the analyses:
- How do work disruptions – being on leave, teleworking within the household, and having children home from school – affect mental health?
- How do demographics differ in the relationship between work disruptions and mental health?
- How do health care needs – delaying or skipping medical care, unmet mental health counseling needs, and taking a mental health prescription medication – affect the relationship between work disruptions and mental health?
IBI analyzed data from the Household Pulse Survey, an online resource created by the US Census Bureau to determine how households were impacted by the pandemic.