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    Covid-19

    Overview

    The demography and geography of our population has implications for the spread and impact of coronavirus. Researchers at the Centre for Population Change are working to understand the economic and social impact of the pandemic on our lives, from the effect on our personal relationships, to the economic implications for our communities and institutions.

    Publications & Activities

    The future of families after Covid-19?
    Understanding Society Mini Conference: Changing Families (2021). (Virtual)
    Authors: Perelli-Harris B,

    Complex differences in infection rates between ethnic groups in Scotland: a retrospective, national census-linked cohort study of 1.65 million cases
    Journal of Public Health (2021).
    Authors: Gruer L, Cezard G, Wallace L, Hutchinson S, Douglas A, Buchanen D, Katikireddi V, Millard A, Goldberg D, Sheikh A, Bhopal R,

    US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash
    National Institute Economic Review (2020). 252
    Authors: Bell D, Blanchflower D,

    Understanding Society COVID-19 Survey May Briefing Note: Family relationships,
    Understanding Society (2020). Series Number: 13.
    Authors: Benzeval M, Crossley T, Fisher P, Jäckle A, Perelli-Harris B, Walzenbach S, Burton J,

    Behaviors and attitudes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from a cross-national Facebook survey
    MedRxiv (2020).
    Authors: Perrotta D, Grow A, Rampazzo F, Cimentada J, Del-Fava E, Gil-Clavel S, Zagheni E,

    How has the Covid-19 crisis impacted parents relationships with their children?
    University of Southampton, CPC (2020). Series Number: 54.
    Authors: Perelli-Harris B, Walzenbach S,

    Briefing note COVID-19 survey: family relationships
    (2020).
    Authors: Benzeval M, Burton J, Crossley T, Fisher P, Jäckle A, Perelli-Harris B, Walzenbach S,

    Lessons from COVID-19 and impacts on dementia design
    Alzheimer's Disease International World Alzheimer Report 2020 Launch seminar (2020). (Virtual)
    Authors: Dawson A,

    Designing a survey to investigate ethnic inequalities in the impact of Covid-19
    Population and Health Seminars St Andrews (2020). (University of St Andrews)
    Authors: Finney N,

    The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our towns and cities
    Centre for Towns (2020).
    Authors: Warren I, Houghton J, Jennings W, Gregory M,

    Media

    How prepared was the NHS? Economics Observatory ECO Magazine. 2021
    Article by Armine Ghazaryan, Jackline Wahba and Corrado Giulietti about how prepared the NHS was for the pandemic, featured in the Economics Observatory ECO Magazine, Summer 2021

    Fiscal frameworks of UK devolved governments must be made more robust to future crises, experts say University of Stirling. 2021
    Article on the University of Stirling about pandemic funding for the devolved nations quotes Professor David Bell

    Bending the rules was vital to avoiding Holyrood funding crisis in pandemic The Herald Scotland. 2021
    Article in Herald Scotland about pandemic funding for the devolved nations quotes Professor David Bell

    Hill Kulu: Corona deaths from the perspective of a demographer (Hill Kulu: koroonasurmadest rahvastikuteadlase pilguga) Postimees. 2021
    Professor Hill Kulu wrote a brief commentary to “Postimees”, the main Estonian newspaper. Estonia and Czech Republic are examples of countries, which had low numbers of deaths from Covid-19 last spring. However, the situation has now changed: currently, the two countries have the highest infection rates in Europe. The aim of the article was to show the number of deaths with a laissez-faire approach to the pandemic. While Estonia experienced 67 deaths from Covid-19 last year (which was even small for a small country), the numbers will soon be in thousands if there is no change in the approach. (Gladly, the Estonian government announced the lockdown on Monday 8th March)

    “Geração-Sanduíche”: salvando pais-idosos e filhos-jovens na Covid-19 ("Sandwich Generation": saving elderly parents and young children in Covid-19) SaudeBusiness. 2021
    News article quotes Professor Athina Vlachantoni and her research with others on the impact of the pandemic on the 'sandwich generation'.

    Sandwich generation feels the pressure during lockdown Medical Xpress. 2021
    News article on Medical Xpress website about the pressures of the pandemic on the 'sandwich generation' quotes research by Professor Maria Evandrou, Professor Jane Falkingham, Dr Min Qin and Professor Athina Vlachantoni.

    Sandwich generation feels the pressure during lockdown About Manchester. 2021
    News article on About Manchester website about the pressures of the pandemic on the 'sandwich generation' quotes research by Professor Maria Evandrou, Professor Jane Falkingham, Dr Min Qin and Professor Athina Vlachantoni.

    Sandwich generation feels pressure during lockdown Mirage. 2021
    Article on Mirage website about the pressures of the pandemic on the 'sandwich generation' quotes research by Professor Maria Evandrou, Professor Jane Falkingham, Dr Min Qin and Professor Athina Vlachantoni.

    Sandwich generation feels pressure during lockdown University of Southampton. 2021
    News article on University of Southampton website about the pressures of the pandemic on the 'sandwich generation' quotes research by Professor Maria Evandrou, Professor Jane Falkingham, Dr Min Qin and Professor Athina Vlachantoni.

    Why the 'sandwich generation' is so stressed out BBC Worklife. 2021
    Article on BBC Worklife about the pressures of the pandemic on the 'sandwich generation' quotes Professor Athina Vlachantoni and her research.

    Persistent unemployment Investors Chronicle. 2021
    News article about unemployment refers to David Bell's research into the impact of unemployment on the young, Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Four Trinity College Dublin researchers win new UK-Ireland social sciences networking grants Science Business. 2021
    Web news update on recent research grant updates - Yekaterina Chzhen, Assistant Professor of Sociology is collaborating with the UK Co-PI Dr Julia Mikolai from St Andrews University and Co-Is Dr Jennifer Symonds (University College Dublin) and Professor Susan Harkness (University of Bristol), on grant,"An Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (ICWBN) to study the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children in Ireland and the United Kingdom."

    University of Stirling granted funding for three COVID-19 projects University of Stirling website. 2020
    Professor Alasdair Rutherford's research into volunteering and Covid-19 is featured on the University of Stirling's website.

    Demography and the Coronavirus Pandemic: What have we learned so far and where do we go from here? Event Review of the High-Level Expert Meeting Population Europe. 2020
    Event review of the high level expert meeting on Population Europe website - Demography and the Coronavirus Pandemic: What have we learned so far and where do we go from here? The event was attended by CPC researchers Professor Jane Falkingham and Dr Julia Mikolai.

    Voluntary action and Covid-19 - new research will explore lessons learnt and recommendations for UK recovery University of Stirling website. 2020
    Professor Alasdair Rutherford's research into volunteering and Covid-19 is featured on the University of Stirling's website.

    Parents in the UK Report Stronger Relationships With Their Kids During Lockdown Institute for Family Studies. 2020
    Article on the Institute for Family Studies website by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris reveals some women find lockdown has led to improved family relationships.

    The good news out of lockdown - many families felt closer and happier despite financial uncertainties ISER website. 2020
    Research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris reveals some women find lockdown has led to improved family relationships.

    Parents report stronger relationships with their children during lockdown Understanding Society. 2020
    Article on Understanding Society relates to CPC Policy Briefing report 54 by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris: How has the Covid-19 crisis impacted parents relationships with their children?

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier
    Features research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris in The Observer newspaper

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier Yahoo News. 2020
    Features research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier UK Education News. 2020
    Features research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier Knowledia. 2020
    Features research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier Head Topics. 2020
    Features research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier The Sun. 2020
    Features research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier MSN News. 2020
    Features research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris

    Weird but true: lockdown has made many families happier The Guardian. 2020
    Research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris reveals some women find lockdown has led to improved family relationships.

    Differences on lockdown left some unsafe
    Newspaper article quotes Professor David Bell

    Westminster 'could learn from Sturgeon' over messaging during pandemic
    Article quotes Professor David Bell

    UK has handled pandemic appallingly badly, expert says Evening Express. 2020
    News article in the Evening Express quotes Professor David Bell

    UK has handled coronavirus pandemic 'appallingly badly', MPs told The Standard. 2020
    News article in The Standard quotes Professor David Bell

    UK has handled coronavirus crisis 'appallingly badly', expert tells MPs The National. 2020
    News article in The National quotes Professor David Bell

    Scotland to further relax Covid-19 lockdown restrictions Morning Star. 2020
    News article quotes Professor David Bell.

    Coronavirus in Scotland: Class of 2020 will need help with jobs, says report The Times. 2020
    Professors David Bell and David Blanchflower suggest a scheme to help young people into employment similar to that of US President Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s.

    SHE WON'T GIVE AN INCH; CORONAVIRUS CRISIS Sturgeon says Scots should 'stick with' 2m distancing rule
    Newspaper article in the Scottish Daily Mail about relaxing the 2M social distancing rule. Article refers to research by Professor David Bell on the impact of the pandemic on youth unemployment: Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Young, gifted and scarred... Sceptical Scot. 2020
    Professor David Bell and David Blanchflower article on Sceptical Scot about how the young will be the hardest hit in this pandemic.

    More borrowing power urged to increase resilience in crisis
    Article quotes Professor David Bell

    More borrowing powers needed to increase resilience - experts
    Newspaper article in the Aberdeen Press and Journal quotes Professor David Bell

    Professor says Dundee's Covid-19 infection rate is higher than Scottish average The Evening Telegraph (Dundee). 2020
    Professor Hill Kulu quoted in local Dundee newspaper about his research into Covid-19 infection rates.

    How the unraveling economy threatens couples The National Interest. 2020
    Research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris and Dr Niels Blom on the impact of COVID-19 on relationships

    Your relationship can take a hit in Covid economy. New study reveals how The Post. 2020
    Relating to research from Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris and Dr Niels Blom on unemployment an relationship happiness.

    Unemployment reduces couples' happiness Understanding Society. 2020
    Research by Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris and Dr Niels Blom on the impact of Covid-19 on relationships

    Here's what an unravelling economy could do to couples - new study The Conversation. 2020
    Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris and Dr Niels Blom write about the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on relationships

    Furlough may protect jobs but the younger generation is still likely to pay a price
    Article quotes Professor David Bell and relates to his report: Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Coronavirus 'armlock' could put '50,000 in Bristol' out of work
    Newspaper article in The Bristol Post concerning the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on unemployment in Bristol features research by Professor David Bell

    Virus could cost 50,000 city workers their jobs
    Newspaper article in The Western Daily Press quotes research by Professor David Bell of the impact of the Coronavirus on unemployment levels locally in Bristol

    Coronavirus could leave Bristol with 50,000 unemployed warns Mayor Marvin Rees The Bristol Post. 2020
    News article on The Bristol Post about the potential for 50,000 workers in Bristol being made unemployed due to the pandemic relating to research from Professor David Bell.

    Coronavirus: How will NI companies adapt to post-lockdown 'normal'? BBC News. 2020
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-52420367

    Britain stares into the abyss
    News article refers to Professor David Bell's NIESR report on the UK economy

    Time for brave decisions - not the same old sorry nonsense The Herald. 2020
    Quotes research by Professor David Bell, Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Economic collapse is 20 times faster than in 2008
    Newspaper article in The Herald concerning the UK economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic quotes research by Professor David Bell

    Alex Brummer: Britain is staring into the financial abyss with businesses struggling under lockdown This is Money.co.uk. 2020
    News article refers to Professor David Bell's NIESR report on the UK economy

    U.K. Labor Market Outlook Is 'Horrendous,' Economists Warn Bloomberg. 2020
    Quotes research by Professor David Bell, Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Economists warn of 'horrendous' outlook for UK Fin24.com. 2020
    Quotes research by Professor David Bell, Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Unemployment could hit six million next month, warn economists The Express Online. 2020
    Quotes research by Professor David Bell, Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    UK faces 'horrendous' impact on jobs from Covid-19 NIESR. 2020
    News article NIESR relating to publication: Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Coronavirus in Scotland: Outlook for jobs market is 'horrendous' The Herald. 2020
    The Herald refers to Prof David Bell's paper written for the National Institute Economic Review about the impact of the Coronavirus on unemployment and the economy

    The Coronavirus Recovery Could Pit the Old and Young Against Each Other Slate. 2020
    Article about the impact of Coronavirus on already struggling economies in Southern Europe. Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris comments on low fertility rates in Italy, Spain and Greece.

    Coronavirus crisis could push unemployment levels in UK and US beyond record numbers of the 1930s Great Depression, warns leading economist The Mail Online. 2020
    Quotes research by Professor David Bell, Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Unemployment in US and UK 'may be worse than in Great Depression' The Guardian. 2020
    News article refers to research by Professor David Bell: Bell, Blanchflower, (2020) US and UK labour markets before and during the COVID-19 crash, National Institute Economic Review

    Forget 'recession': this is a depression The Guardian. 2020
    News article by David Blanchflower and David Bell in the Guardian about the economic impact of Coronavirus, causing mass unemployment and depression.

    Coronavirus and the UK economy University of Stirling website. 2020
    Professor David Bell comments on the impact of the Coronavirus on the UK economy