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The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on mental health: evidence from the United States

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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 United States. 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 n...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/epolic/eiac002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic Policy Journal website
Publication date:
2022-01-09
Acceptance date:
2021-05-01
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EISSN:
1468-0327
ISSN:
0266-4658
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1190083
Local pid:
pubs:1190083
Deposit date:
2021-08-09

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