Divided societies

The COVID-19 crisis in divided societies: an international survey to explore the actual and perceived consequences in India, South Africa and Brazil

Principal Investigator: Mylene Lagarde, Irene Papanicolas
Start Date: 01 May 2020
End Date: 31 December 2020
Regions: Africa, Asia, South America
Countries: South Africa, India, Brazil
Keywords: Covid-19, pandemic, divided societies, survey, health risks, economics

As the epidemic is growing in developing countries, and many people face a trade-off between costs and health risks, it is urgent to understand the indirect health and economic consequences of lockdowns for different socio-economic groups in these societies. This project will evaluate the barriers or enablers to following public health recommendations, the trade-offs people make between potential health risks and economic costs and how they perceive the health risks posed by COVID-19. This will help to understand how framing of messages on the COVID-19 health crisis influences public perception.

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