Six-Country Survey on Covid-19

45 Pages Posted: 14 May 2020

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Michele Belot

European University Institute; University of Edinburgh

Syngjoo Choi

University College London

Julian C. Jamison

University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics; World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL); Innovations for Poverty Action

Nicholas W. Papageorge

Johns Hopkins University Department of Economics

Egon Tripodi

European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO); University of Bonn - Department of Economics

Eline van den Broek-Altenburg

University of Vermont

Abstract

This paper presents a new data set collected on representative samples across 6 countries: China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, the UK and the four largest states in the US. The information collected relates to work and living situations, income, behavior (such as social-distancing, hand-washing and wearing a face mask), beliefs about the Covid 19 pandemic and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics. In each country, the samples are nationally representative along three dimensions: age, gender, and household income, and in the US, it is also representative for race. The data were collected in the third week of April 2020. The data set could be used for multiple purposes, including calibrating certain parameters used in economic and epidemiological models, or for documenting the impact of the crisis on individuals, both in financial and psychological terms, and for understanding the scope for policy intervention by documenting how people have adjusted their behavior as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and their perceptions regarding the measures implemented in their countries. The data is publicly available.

Keywords: COVID-19, data, behaviours, health, beliefs, epidemic

JEL Classification: I0, J0

Suggested Citation

Belot, Michele and Choi, Syngjoo and Jamison, Julian C. and Papageorge, Nicholas W. and Tripodi, Egon and van den Broek-Altenburg, Eline, Six-Country Survey on Covid-19. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13230, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3596697

Michele Belot (Contact Author)

European University Institute ( email )

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University of Edinburgh ( email )

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Syngjoo Choi

University College London ( email )

Department of Economics
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London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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Julian C. Jamison

University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics ( email )

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Exeter, EX4 4RJ
United Kingdom

World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20433
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) ( email )

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77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Innovations for Poverty Action ( email )

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New Haven, CT 20009
United States

Nicholas W. Papageorge

Johns Hopkins University Department of Economics ( email )

3400 Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685
United States

Egon Tripodi

European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO) ( email )

Via delle Fontanelle, 18
Firenze (Florence), Tuscany 50014
Italy

University of Bonn - Department of Economics ( email )

Bonn
Germany

Eline Van den Broek-Altenburg

University of Vermont

212 Kalkin Hall
Burlington, VT 05405-0158
United States

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