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Corona Crisis and Beyond: Targeted Policies to Mitigate the Unintended Health Effects of the Pandemic Response on Families with Children

Volkswagen Foundation (2021-2022)

While families are not the face of the Corona pandemic, they are probably among its biggest victims: school closures and the resulting unprecedented intersection of work, school, childcare and home life are likely to put families under enormous stress. Exclusive access to administrative health data combined with policy evaluation methods will allow the project team to identify the mental health effects of the pandemic response on families, in particular on women and children. The resulting evidence will help to target immediate (psychological) support and to guide policy makers during the remainder of this pandemic and possible spreads of viral infections in the future.