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Data that gives context to the pandemic

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COVID-19 data
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See the following examples of how our data has been used to explore COVID-19 and its impact:

Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others? - Lucinda Platt and Ross Warwick, The Institute for Fiscal Studies
This report uses the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), alongside the ONS weekly COVID-19 data releases and the 2011 Census data, to explore the unequal health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the UK’s minority ethnic groups.

Working from home - what were the homeworking trends pre-lockdown?
This UK Data Service news item uses the Annual Population Survey (APS) to explore the homeworking trends pre-lockdown, looking at differences by age, sex, industry, occupation and region.

Putting older people in focus during COVID-19
This analysis from National Voices, uses Understanding Society to explore underrepresented individuals and the heightened challenges they may face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Room to breathe? How the COVID-19 lockdown highlights age inequalities in living space
In this exploration of the English Housing Survey, the Intergenerational Foundation discusses key age differences in living spaces, in the context of COVID-19.

Mental Health Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Probability Sample Survey of the UK Population Lancet Psychiatry - Pierce, M. et al.
Secondary analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study Waves 6 (2014/15) to 9 (2018/19), matched to the Understanding Society Covid-19 web-survey. An examination of changes in adult mental health in the UK population before and during the lockdown.

UKRI/ESRC Social science and COVID-19
This list includes work funded by UKRI/ESRC, the UKRI-DHSC calls, and major relevant activity being undertaken by ESRC investments in response to COVID-19. It covers research looking at: the economy, businesses and relationships, responses from SMEs, supply chains, health and social care, education and other public services, psychological and societal resilience, behavioural change and decision making, security and crime, BAME differences, international experience, and communication.

Voluntary Sectors Study Network (VSSN) - Covid-19 and voluntary action: research repository
This research repository collates together projects that focus on Voluntary and Community Sector and volunteering responses to, recovery from and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. It lists the projects, their principal investigators, funders, and methods and provides a summary of their findings (where applicable). 


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