College - Author 1

Orfalea College of Business

Department - Author 1

Economics Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Economics



Primary Advisor

Carlos Flores, Orfalea College of Business, Economics

Additional Advisors

Jacqueline Doremus, Orfalea College of Business, Economics


The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of many in the world. With stay-at-home orders and schools transitioning to remote learning, the mental health of parents specifically has become an important topic for research. This paper utilizes Ordinary Least Squares Regression to examine the effect of gender on depleted mental health among U.S. parents. The results indicate an association between mothers and worsened mental health during the onset of the pandemic in the U.S.

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Economics Commons