The Understanding Society COVID-19 study is a regular survey on the experience and reactions of the UK population to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is an integral part of Understanding Society and researchers can link the data from the COVID-19 survey to answers respondents have given in previous (and future) waves of the annual Understanding Society survey. The survey is funded by the ESRC and the Health Foundation. This briefing note explores the economic questions included in Wave 1 of the survey. The first set of questions looks to understand the size of the associated economic shock, the second set capture the ways in which different households mitigate these shocks, and the third set explore the consequences for individuals and their households.
Thomas F. Crossley, Michaela Benzeval, Jonathan Burton, Paul Fisher, Annette Jäckle, Brendan Read and Hamish Low
(2020) Briefing note COVID-19 Survey: the economic effects, Understanding Society Working Paper 2020-10, Colchester: University of Essex