Title: Job safety, security, and sustainability during COVID-19 in the USA

Authors: Xiaohui You

Addresses: College of Health and Applied Sciences, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA

Abstract: The pandemic has caused a significant impact on US health and socio-economic status in the USA. This study investigates the association between health and socio-economic impacts and job satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic by surveying questions related to health, socio-economic status, beliefs, and employment status toward job safety, security, and sustainability. With the ordinal logistic model, generalised linear model, and multinomial logistic regressions, this research estimates the mental health, employment status, government response, income, and aging effects on job satisfaction, using the 554-survey data collected across the country. Results highlight the significant impact on job satisfaction for young and student groups. According to the estimations, students and unemployed individuals, and those with emotional problems were dissatisfied with job safety, security, and sustainability during the pandemic. On the contrary, the high-income group and those with regular jobs or the retired have less impact and higher job satisfaction.

Keywords: job safety; security; sustainability; mental health; employment; ordinal regression; generalised linear model; GLM; multinomial logistic regression; MLR; USA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSE.2023.131886

International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 2023 Vol.15 No.3, pp.346 - 366

Received: 05 Apr 2022
Accepted: 03 Jul 2022

Published online: 04 Jul 2023 *

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