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The impact of the Coronavirus lockdown on mental health: evidence from the US

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The 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 negat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
New College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1635-0956
Publisher:
University of Oxford Publisher's website
Article number:
943
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2021-05-21
Paper number:
943
Language:
English
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1191566
Local pid:
pubs:1191566
Deposit date:
2021-08-18

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