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Case Study: The Effects of COVID-19 Lockdown

3,500 recruited to participate in a weekly online survey for 3 consecutive weeks.

This online study conducted by Open Evidence, in collaboration with BDI Research and researchers of various universities, aims to better understand the effects of Covid-19 and lockdown on populations in Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom.

For three consecutive weeks participants will answer survey questions and take part to three randomized experiments to assess the effects of Covid-19 and lockdown. This study dataset is unique as it combines information on health, socio-economic status, psychological conditions, exposure to shocks, actual and future behaviors.

The study is ongoing, with three consecutive waves:

  • The first completed between April 24 and May 1: See Results
  • The second launched May 2 will be completed May 9
  • The third will be launched May 10 and completed May 17

This Study in the Press

May 6, 2020 – Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, published ‘Lockdown e salute mentale: il 41% di italiani a rischio
May 6, 2020 – Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, published ‘Stress da Coronavirus, salute mentale a rischio per gli italiani
May 11, 2020 – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, published ‘The mental health of 41% of the UK population is at risk as a result of the coronavirus crisis’