Women finding the coronavirus lockdown harder than men, official data shows

Women are finding the coronavirus lockdown more challenging than men, data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. Patterns emerged among the people who were feeling more strained during the coronavirus pandemic, with the most common concerns relating to people’s wellbeing, work and reduction of household finances. In fact, people with reduced income reported a 16% higher rate of anxiety, putting financial pressure at the top of the stress-inducers during this time. The ONS also found that people who rent or are self-employed are more likely to be negatively mentally impacted by the coronavirus due to a higher risk of financial pressure.