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Household response to an extreme shock: evidence on the immediate impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on economic outcomes and well-being in rural Uganda

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We provide evidence on the economic and well-being impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on a sample of households in rural Uganda. Our sample consists of 1,277 households randomly drawn from 114 rural villages in western Uganda and surveyed in-person in early March 2020, just before the lockdown. We followed up with this sample in May 2020, reaching over 85% of them by phone. We find a large decline of 60% in household non-farm income due to household enterprise profits and labour income being alm...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
World Development Journal website
Volume:
140
Article number:
105318
Publication date:
2020-12-02
Acceptance date:
2020-11-24
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ISSN:
0305-750X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1151654
Local pid:
pubs:1151654
Deposit date:
2021-01-02

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