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    A secret erosion of the lockdown? The activity patterns of Britons in March and April 2020

A secret erosion of the lockdown? The activity patterns of Britons in March and April 2020

Using the Apple Maps Mobility Trends Reports, the Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, and data from a worldwide online survey, Marc Oliver Rieger discusses trends in activity patterns in the UK during the lockdown. Specifically, he finds that there was a significant re-increase of activities before the measures were relaxed – a trend also observed in other countries.

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    COVID-19 highlights the need for local governance reform in Scotland

COVID-19 highlights the need for local governance reform in Scotland

Despite much emphasis being placed on what the handling of the pandemic tells us about relations between London and the devolved governments, the situation has also exposed a number of neglected public policy areas within Scotland, writes James Mitchell.

The prism through which we look at the world will determine what we see. In common with discussion of Scottish […]

June 17th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments|
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    #BlackLivesMatter: What difference might COVID-19 make to the cause?

#BlackLivesMatter: What difference might COVID-19 make to the cause?

The fact that the latest anti-racism protests are taking place amidst a pandemic – and in the case of the UK have been triggered by events across the Atlantic rather than at home – might result in more sustained attention being paid to inequality and racism, writes Tim Newburn.

The last few weeks have seen a remarkable series of protests […]

Localism and homelessness: a decade of disaster in England

Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, and Beth Watts use the example of rising homelessness in England to illustrate the argument that localist policymaking has an intrinsic tendency to disadvantage socially marginalised groups.

COVID-19 has prompted a radical and rapid nation-wide shift in responses to some of the most acute forms of homelessness. With government financial support and guidance, local authorities have […]

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    Public compliance and COVID-19: Did Cummings damage the fight against the virus, or become a useful anti-role model?

Public compliance and COVID-19: Did Cummings damage the fight against the virus, or become a useful anti-role model?

Jonathan Jackson, Ben Bradford, Julia Yesberg, Zoe Hobson, Arabella Kyprianides, Krisztián Pósch and Reka Solymosi discuss the latest findings of their 10-city longitudinal panel study on compliance with lockdown measures. They find that adherence continues to be rooted in widespread social norms, but provide supporting data and evidence of how the Cummings affair has produced cynicism around the measures.

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    Direct cash transfers to households: the Bank of England’s response to COVID-19 and the end of orthodoxy

Direct cash transfers to households: the Bank of England’s response to COVID-19 and the end of orthodoxy

With the Bank of England likely to announce a further £200bn of monetary economic stimulus soon to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, Caroline Bentham argues they should think carefully about what they do with the money. She makes the case for a different design of central bank monetary stimulus – direct money transfers to households – […]

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    There is no evidence of a COVID-19 baby boom in Europe – but there is of a bust

There is no evidence of a COVID-19 baby boom in Europe – but there is of a bust

Francesca Luppi, Bruno Arpino,and Alessandro Rosina find that the effect of the pandemic on fertility intentions is negative across Europe. Such consequences only exacerbate the effects of the Great Recession, as both crises have affected the fertility plans of the same generation.

At the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic there were hypotheses about whether the lockdown would result in a […]

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    Back of the queue: Self-employed workers during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Back of the queue: Self-employed workers during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Ben Duke discusses some of the ways in which COVID-19 will change UK workplaces as well as the demography of the workforce. He argues that, based on government action so far, self-employed workers are and will remain at the back of the resource allocation queue.

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a class divide between workers – between salaried ones whose […]

June 11th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|1 Comment|