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Table 1 Frequencies and means for employment benefit receipt and reported helpfulness

From: Working mothers during COVID-19: a cross-sectional study on mental health status and associations with the receipt of employment benefits

  Reported helpfulness score
  Frequency of benefit receipt (N = 728) Total sample (N = 728) Did not receive benefit(s) ( n= 323) Received ≥ 1 benefit(s) (n = 405)
Family-friendly benefits n % Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Flexible hours/schedule to help with caregiving 337 (46.3) 3.5 0.9 3.3 1.0 3.6 0.7
Flexible work location 272 (37.4) 3.3 1.1 3.0 1.3 3.6 0.9
Extra paid time off 105 (14.4) 3.1 1.1 3.3 1.1 3.1 1.1
Childcare financial assistance 32 (4.4) 2.9 1.3 3.0 1.4 2.8 1.3
Temporary increased wages 20 (2.7) 2.9 1.2 2.9 1.2 2.6 1.3
Flexible work location set-up assistance 83 (11.4) 2.6 1.4 2.4 1.4 2.8 1.2
Extra sick days 97 (13.3) 2.6 1.7 2.7 1.3 2.4 1.3
Enhanced health insurance 15 (2.1) 2.5 1.4 2.7 1.4 2.4 1.4
Mental health well-being programs 165 (22.7) 2.3 1.3 2.4 1.3 2.2 1.3
Extra unpaid time off 36 (4.9) 1.5 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3