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Changes in Work/Life Situations and Psychological Distress during the Prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan

(Published originally in Japanese on November 2, 2021 and later revised for Japan Labor Issues Vol.6, no.39) This article was advanced published on August 24, 2022.


TAKAMI Tomohiro

This paper discusses the relationship between work/life situations and psychological distress as of June 2021, when the COVID-19 pandemic was having a prolonged impact. Specifically, we focus on psychological distress associated with the living situation under the infectious disease epidemic, such as refraining from going out and other activities, as well as household insecurity associated with job loss or income decline due to the COVID-19 crisis, and changes in work styles such as switching to remote work.

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