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https://doi.org/10.30924/mjcmi.27.1.8

Women's overload during the pandemic: Unpaid care work, financial well-being, and stress

Ivana Bulog orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-6007-6849 ; University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism
Sandra Pepur orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3468-9072 ; University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism
Ana Rimac Smiljanić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-8720-2048 ; University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism


Puni tekst: engleski pdf 586 Kb

str. 123-150

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Sažetak

This research examines the relationship between unpaid care work, financial well-being, and stress levels among women during the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic caused downturns in the economies of countries around the world and led to uncertainties and changes that created conditions for increased stress levels and consequently impaired well-being. In addition to social distancing and lock-down as measures to cope with the virus, working from home, home schooling, caring for sick and older family members, and financial problems have added burdens and have proven to be additional personal and family stressors. The findings are based on an online survey conducted among women during the second lock-down in Croatia. Additional unpaid care work and lower financial well-being affect the increased stress felt by women during the pandemic. This is especially pronounced among women who are more involved in paid work. During the pandemic, additional unpaid care work, increased involvement in paid work, and jeopardized financial well-being were found to be stressors for women. Our results clearly indicate the importance of women's free time for their own and their families' well-being.

Ključne riječi

unpaid care work, (un)employment, women's overload, financial well-being, stress

Hrčak ID:

275134

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/275134

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