Ongoing Research on Covid-19 in the Field of Economics

Roland Pongou & Sanni Yaya
This collaboration between professors Pongou and Yaya along with Dr. Stéphanie Maltais, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Marie Christelle Mabeu, Postdoctoral researcher and Arunika Agarwal, Research Associate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, aims to collect information on the first, second and third waves of COVID-19  and the prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms and social distancing behaviour in Canada in order to learn how education, income, employment, and flu-like symptoms are linked to social distancing. The results of this survey will be used for academic research in order to help public health specialists and policymakers recommend effective measures over the coming days.

Wave 3 COVID-19 Symptoms and Social Distancing Web Survey

Myra Yazbeck

Health, Wellbeing and household dynamics among Women and Vulnerable Population in the times of COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought the economy of India to a complete standstill and has affected employment, incomes and livelihood of millions of households. The scenario is particularly worse among the most vulnerable part of the population who are of lower income groups and are residing in the slums. These slums experience widespread poverty, inequality, and high risk of transmission of COVID-19 due to high population density,

lack of job opportunities and food insecurity. The objective of this project is to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing of vulnerable Indians, particularly the mental health and wellbeing of female members of the households, who are responsible for most of the household chores, elderly and child care and are also most likely victims of domestic violence. Thus, it is crucial that we understand how key members of the vulnerable households are coping to avoid intergeneration perpetuation of vulnerability.

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