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dc.contributor.authorBonomi Bezzo, Franco
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Laura
dc.contributor.authorVan Ham, Maarten
dc.identifier.citationBonomi Bezzo , F , Silva , L & Van Ham , M 2021 , ' The combined effect of Covid-19 and neighbourhood deprivation on two dimensions of subjective well-being : empirical evidence from England ' , PLoS One , vol. 16 , no. 7 , e0255156 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2106-0702/work/97884770
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85111115193
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dc.descriptionUnderstanding Society is an initiative of the Economic and Social Research Council and various Government Departments, with scientific leadership by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and survey delivery by NatCen Social Research and Kantar Public. The research data are distributed by the UK Data Service.en
dc.description.abstractObjectives The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting societies hard, and people living in disadvantaged circumstances are among the most affected. We investigate the combined effects of the Covid-19 crisis and living in a deprived neighbourhood on two dimensions of subjective well-being: hedonic (i.e. mental health) and evaluative (i.e. life satisfaction) subjective well-being. Methods We use longitudinal data from the Understanding Society UK panel. We combine data gathered in the main survey between 2015 and 2019 with very recent data from the Covid-19 online survey between April and July 2020. Leveraging a sample of nearly 9,600 English individuals, we first run a set of cross-sectional OLS regressions to analyse changes over time in the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation and subjective well-being. Then, as our main model of interest, we use a fixed effect difference-in-differences model to provide more robust evidence. Results Since the beginning of the crisis, both levels of hedonic and evaluative well-being have decreased as a result of the pandemic and lockdown. However, for those living in more deprived neighbourhoods the level of hedonic well-being decreased more than for those living in better areas. We found no such difference for evaluative well-being. Conclusion Our results highlight the importance of reducing neighbourhood inequalities as the spatial clustering of disadvantages has increased by the pandemic.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 Bonomi Bezzo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectHN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reformen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleThe combined effect of Covid-19 and neighbourhood deprivation on two dimensions of subjective well-being : empirical evidence from Englanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Health Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
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