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dc.contributor.authorAdams-Prassl, A.
dc.contributor.authorBoneva, T.
dc.contributor.authorGolin, M.
dc.contributor.authorRauh, C.
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-28T15:33:18Z
dc.date.available2022-02-28T15:33:18Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-07
dc.identifier.otherCWPE2037
dc.identifier.otherC-INET2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334492
dc.description.abstractThe coronavirus outbreak has caused significant disruptions to people’s lives. We exploit variation in lockdown measures across states to document the impact of stay-at-home orders on mental health using real time survey data in the US. We find that the lockdown measures lowered mental health by 0.083 standard deviations. This large negative effect is entirely driven by women. As a result of the lockdown measures, the existing gender gap in mental health has increased by 61%. The negative effect on women’s mental health cannot be explained by an increase in financial worries or caring responsibilities.
dc.publisherFaculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCambridge Working Papers in Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCambridge-INET Working Paper Series
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.rights.urihttps://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved/
dc.subjectMental health
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectRecessions
dc.subjectCoronavirus
dc.titleThe Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on Mental Health: Evidence from the US
dc.typeWorking Paper
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81910
datacite.isnewversionof.doi10.17863/CAM.57997


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