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Sustainability ; 14(19):12949, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2066486

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Pujon Kidul Village, Pujon District, Malang Regency, is an area with tourism potential that has been developed since 2017 with the concept of agricultural tourism. Throughout the development of tourism villages, Pujon Kidul Village has succeeded in accelerating economic growth and providing jobs for the community. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism villages have been severely affected, leading to the temporary closure of tourist attractions and community businesses. This research aimed to identify what indicators form social capital variables and the relationship between social capital variables and community adaptation patterns in dealing with pandemics in the study location. This was quantitative research with confirmatory factor analysis to determine the indicators of forming social capital and structural equation modeling analysis to determine the relationship between the variables. Based on the findings, it is known that trust in forming a social network is 0.468. Furthermore, the social network forms community actions of 0.046 and influences community resilience by 0.007. Therefore, good social capital will make it easier for the community to participate in collective action as a form of caring for each other during the pandemic. This action also influences the community to survive in a pandemic crisis, thus creating an adaptation pattern for the Pujon Kidul Tourism Village community in facing a pandemic.

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Sustainability ; 14(19):12794, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2066463

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Consumption is an important concept in economics and many social sciences. The aim of the study is to compare consumption in European households in the years 2004–2020 and to identify groups of countries with similar consumption–expenditure structures. Statistical methods were used: trend analysis, cluster analysis. Between 2004 and 2019, the consumption expenditures of European households gradually increased. In all countries, spending on categories such as food, housing maintenance, and food and accommodation rose. Most countries also saw an increase in spending on other categories of consumer goods and services, although there were also countries where some types of spending decreased during the period under study. Our research grouped countries according to their consumption structure in 2004, 2019 and 2020. In Europe, several groups of countries can be distinguished according to their consumption structure. Similarities between EU countries’ consumption change through time. Ward’s clustering and k-means methods allowed to reduce a large number of countries to a few basic groups, which can be perceived as the subject and direction of further analysis.

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International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science ; 11(6):451-457, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2067468

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Poverty as defined in the literature is generally a deprivation to the basic needs of life (Dunga, 2019;Mdluli & Dunga, 2021;World Bank, 2020a) In order for households to avoid deprivation of the basic needs, they need an income as most of these basic needs can be bought from a market place. Gender, Age, marital status, and population group/race are among some of the variables that are considered in understanding the employment status of heads of household. The number share of care work between males and females is such that, women are forced to withdraw from the labour market to take care of the elderly and the children at the expense of a career in the job market (ILO, 2018;OECD, 2017). [...]gender and the demographic composition of a household has a bearing on who gets to remain in employment especially in the pandemic times. According to the Marriages and Divorce, 2020 report released by Statistics South Africa, the total number of people getting married has fallen steadily from 2011 to 2020. Besides the high decline in 2020 that may have resulted from the restrictions on gatherings in that year, the number of civil marriages have been consistently declining.

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Iconos ; 26(3):73-94, 2022.
Article in Spanish | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2067400

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Este artículo es el resultado de una investigación sobre las condiciones y los condicionantes de la tarea docente en el nivel secundario de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, durante la pandemia por la covid-19. El objetivo es analizar cómo se cruzan las desigualdades de género, tecnológicas y sociosanitarias en el quehacer educativo, en un contexto signado por la intensificación de la labor docente y la profundización de las distancias sociales. Consideramos el período comprendido entre marzo de 2020 y marzo de 2021, y analizamos las siguientes particularidades: las regulaciones oficiales, las condiciones laborales docentes, la composición y situación social del hogar de profesoras y profesores, los recursos tecnológicos disponibles y los soportes institucionales que condicionaron la labor pedagógica. Nos basamos en las normativas del período, la estadística oficial, y las encuestas y entrevistas abiertas a docentes de secundaria de cuatro municipios, que reflejan la heterogeneidad de esta provincia argentina. Entre los hallazgos sobresalen la intensificación de la labor de enseñar durante la pandemia y su particular impacto en el nivel secundario por la estructura del puesto de trabajo;en las docentes mujeres la situación se complejiza por la asimetría en el reparto de las tareas de cuidado. La emergencia del trabajo colectivo para afrontar estas condiciones se constituyó como alternativa y soporte a fin de superar el aislamiento.Alternate :This article is the result of an investigation into the conditions and determinants of teaching at the secondary level in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective is to analyze how gender, technological, and socio-health inequalities intersect in educational work, in a context marked by the intensification of teaching work and widening social gaps. We considered the period between March 2020 and March 2021, and analyzed the following particularities: official regulations, teachers' working conditions, the composition and social situation of teachers' households, technological resources available, and institutional support that conditioned pedagogical work. We studied the regulations of the period, official statistics, and surveys and open interviews with secondary school teachers in four municipalities, which reflect the heterogeneity of this Argentine province. Among the findings, we emphasize the intensification of the work of teaching during the pandemic and its particular impact on the secondary level, due to the structure of this job position;among female teachers, the situation became more complex due to asymmetry in the distribution of care work. Collective work emerged to confront these conditions, as an alternative and support mechanism to overcome isolation.

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Energies ; 15(19):7257, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2065780

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The aim of this article is to show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity consumption and, consequently, on decisions regarding the installation of photovoltaic panels using the example of a selected local authority in Poland—the Szemud Municipality. The analysis was conducted in 2022 and covered the years 2019–2021. An attempt was made to explore the factors that may have triggered an increase in the use of solar energy in households and identify the determinants of installing photovoltaic panels in the period under analysis. Previous analyses of the PV market (and the impact of the pandemic on it) have so far focused on the market as a whole, either in macro or global terms, while studies on smaller municipalities have been limited to examining changes in electricity consumption levels during the COVID-19 pandemic and during lockdown. Therefore, a research gap was identified in that there are no studies analyzing the reasons for the shift from conventional to PV-assisted energy in households, with the COVID-19 pandemic as the background of these changes. The literature research showed that there are currently no studies attempting to establish a link between the increased interest in this type of energy by local authorities and the COVID-19 pandemic. The research confirmed the hypothesis of increased interest in household PV during the pandemic. The main conclusions of the study boil down to the need for further support as well as promotion of the use of solar energy. In addition, the results derived from the empirical research indicate the need to take action at a policy level to counter adverse trends regarding undesirable social behavior.

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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(19)2022 Oct 10.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2066089

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China launched the "critical battle against poverty" nationwide in 2012. As its main battlefield, Yunnan province promulgated the "triple medical security" (TMS) policy in 2017. This study, based on the pooled cross-section database of 2015-2020 of registered poor households in Yunnan province, employed the logit model to examine the effect of TMS on the vulnerability as expected poverty (VEP) of these households. It found that increasing the reimbursement rates for overall medical expenses and inpatient expenses and decreasing the proportion of out-of-pocket medical payment to income reduced the VEP; increases in the number of sick people in the family increased its VEP, and although the increase in the reimbursement rate for overall medical expenses or for inpatient expenses partially offset the VEP caused by the increase in the number of chronically ill people in the family, the VEP caused by the increase in the number of critically ill people would increase in the short term with the increase in the reimbursement rate for overall medical expenses or for inpatient expenses. The findings help improve policies concerning the medical security and health of the rural poor population, providing theoretical reference and practical guidance for future research.


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Family Characteristics , Rural Population , China/epidemiology , Health Expenditures , Humans , Policy , Poverty
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Health Reports ; 31(4):22-27, 2020.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2057793

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Background: While the physical health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are regularly publicly available, the mental health toll on Canadians is unknown. This article examines the self-perceived mental health of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic and explores associations with various concerns after accounting for socioeconomic and health factors. Data: The cross-sectional Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1 collected information related to COVID-19 in late March and early April 2020 concerning labour market participation, behaviours, and health for the Canadian population 15 years and older living in the 10 provinces. Methods: Socioeconomic and health characteristics of respondents as well as concerns about the impact of COVID-19 were examined to determine differences in experiencing excellent or very good compared to good, fair or poor perceived mental health. Results: Just over half of Canadians aged 15 and older (54%) reported excellent or very good mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several concerns were also associated with mental health. Notably, after considering the effects of socioeconomic and health characteristics, women, youth, individuals with a physical health condition and those who were very or extremely concerned with family stress from confinement were less likely to report excellent or very good mental health. Interpretation: These findings point to particular risks for lower perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results highlight various concerns of Canadians which may be associated with mental health, in particular, family stress in the home.

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Language Arts ; 100(1):21-34, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2057715

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It's Thursday night during the COVID-19 pandemic, which means it's time for the virtual Gulf Coast Storytime @ Home (GCStory@Home) program for a group of families with preschoolers within a historically marginalized community of the US Gulf Coast region. We, the GCStory@Home facilitators, sit at our screens with our own children, pets, and families in the background. Through the many windows of our videoconferencing tool, we can see that it's dinner time in some households: Pans sizzle in the kitchen and children sit at the dining table. In other households, it's nearly time to get ready for bed: Children dressed in pajamas have made themselves comfortable on a sofa or bed, sometimes cozied up next to a parent, sibling, or stuffed animal. We also see families seated in parked vehicles, close to a school's Wi-Fi signal. From each of their unique spaces, preschoolers and their families gather to participate in the early literacy development program. All of us have joined the GCStory@Home videoconference for one or more reasons: We want to talk about the books we read, the recipes we tried, the videos we created, and the photographs we took in the week since we last met together. We want to share a few quiet moments in making art together, too. Everyone is excited to connect with each other, even if through our screens.

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Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics ; 47(3):580-597,S1-S12, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2056775

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(p. 2 2016) suggest that "both public and private food assistance programs serve as important mechanisms to tackle the problem of hunger and food insecurity in the United States." Using the HPS data, Bauer (2020) shows that low-income households with children are more likely to suffer food insufficiency and enroll in food assistance programs (e.g., SNAP, WIC, and Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer) during the pandemic. Instead of using the free food access variables from the HPS, we therefore draw on the 2019 County Business Patterns data (US Census Bureau, 2019) to shed light on the role of preexisting Community Food Services (CFS) in mitigating food vulnerability in the states during the current pandemic. [...]while the number of such establishments per 10,000 persons may have changed between 2019 (the most recent year for which data are available at the time of this writing) and March 2020, we suggest that once we control for the main driving forces, such as the spread of the disease and unemployment, which can affect both food insufficiency and CFS capacity, the 2019 CFS establishments per 10,000 persons variable is a reasonable proxy for the amount of experience a given state has with CFS and related establishments and its capacity to deliver free food through such a venue.

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Economics & Sociology ; 15(3):74-88, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2056475

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. With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, many countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) began to take urgent measures to control the disease and its effects. This article explains and evaluates satisfaction with the measures taken by Turkey and WHO against COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on financial prospects. The level of satisfaction and financial expectations of Turkish citizens towards COVID-19 were compared with Chi-square analysis in terms of age, gender, education, social class, and occupations. According to the results of the analysis among Turkish citizens, individuals over the age of 56 and those in the middle class differ significantly from others in terms of satisfaction with the measures taken by the government. In terms of satisfaction with the measures taken by WHO, the middle class, high school graduates, and skilled workers aged 26-35 are proportionally more satisfied than others. Moreover, the difference in these categories was statistically significant (p<0.05). Categories of gender, social class, and occupation show statistically significant differences in terms of those who expect a serious impact of Covid-19 on the personal financial situation of individuals. Among those who think that the country's economy will be seriously affected, education, social class, and occupation categories show statistically significant differences (p<0.05). Turkey has taken many radical economic, administrative, and legal measures, especially in the field of health, to combat COVID-19. While the measures taken by the government were received with general approval, satisfaction with the measures taken by the World Health Organization was found to be lower. The expectation is high that COVID19 will have a serious financial impact, however, statistically significant differences were found between social classes in the analysis in terms of both satisfaction and financial expectations (p<0.05).

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Sustainability ; 14(18):11783, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2055369

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The food crisis caused by the rise in grocery prices affects many countries. Added to this complex panorama is the current health situation generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impact on the productive sector will be detrimental to many household incomes and food practices. The social sciences need to adopt a complex understanding of household food security (HFS) as a dynamic process of building collective nutritional knowledge and eating habits. In the case of Cuba, the burden on the agrifood system is the result of external and internal factors that affect household food sustainability. This paper, therefore, seeks to assess the social construction of HFS as a complex system in the current pandemic scenario using the municipality of Santiago de Cuba as a case study. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used. The main results obtained focus on the role played by women in food use and distribution, and the effect of food vulnerability on HFS. These results provide an analytical model for the study of the new and diverse household-food-security configurations that are emerging.

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Frontiers in Environmental Science ; 10, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2055007

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Household consumption induces aggregated economic activities by pushing market demand, capital accumulation and financial growth in the economy;on the other hand, instability in household consumption adversely affects the overall economic progress. Thus, exploring the key determinants responsible for household consumption instability is essential. The motivation of the study is to gauge the role of pandemic uncertainties and remittance inflow on household consumption in lower, Lower-middle, and Upper-Middle-income Countries for the period 1996 to 2020. The study employed several econometrical tools, including a panel cointegration test with the error correction term, dynamic SUR. The panel unit root test following CADF and CIPS documented variables are stationary after the first difference, and long-run associations are confirmed with the panel cointegration test. The coefficient of Dynamic Seemingly Unrelated Regression exposed pandemic uncertainties and has a negative impact on household consumption in all three-panel estimations;however, the coefficient of PUI is more prominent with COVID-19 effects. Remittances’ role in household consumption was positive and statistically significant, suggesting migrant remittances encourage additional consumption among households. On the policy aspect, the study proposed that the government should undertake macro policies to manage policy uncertainties so that the normal course of consumption level should not be interrupted because household consumption volatility creates discomfort in aggregated development. Moreover, efficient reallocation and remittance channels should be ensured in the economy;therefore, efficient institutional development has to be confirmed. Copyright © 2022 Yin, Qamruzzaman, Xiao, Mehta, Naqvi and Baig.

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International Journal of Care and Caring ; 6(1-2):283-283–287, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2054224

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This article reflects on the legislative campaign of the California Domestic Worker Coalition, including Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network, to end the exclusion of household workers (nannies, personal attendants and cleaners) from occupational health-and-safety requirements. It discusses the strategies and arguments deployed, and analyses the rationale of the governor, who vetoed the bill in 2020 in the name of the home as a private space impossible to regulate. Foregrounding the voices of domestic workers, it highlights their understanding of caring labour and determination to organise for change, seen in the winning of an amended bill in 2021.

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International Journal of Social Economics ; 49(12):1803-1818, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051867

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Purpose>This study investigate changes in food consumption and shopping patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic.Design/methodology/approach>The authors collected cross-sectional data from 507 households in three Indonesian cities, i.e. Surabaya, Surakarta and Bogor, via an online survey and analysed the data using non-parametric tests: the U-Mann Whitney test, the Kruskal–Wallis test and the ordered probit model.Findings>The results indicate that, during the pandemic, people 1) avoided eating out in a restaurant or cafeteria to reduce transmission risk and cooked at home instead;2) stocked food products to minimise store visits;3) chose a healthier diet including fruits and vegetables;and 4) wasted less food. These new trends could be linked to the socio-demographics, i.e. age, education, marital status and income level.Originality/value>This research was conducted during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia between July and August 2021, so the findings could inform food-related long-term policymaking and responses to a crisis.Peer review>The peer review history for this article is available at: https://publons.com/publon/10.1108/IJSE-11-2021-0666.

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International Journal of Social Economics ; 49(12):1713-1726, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051866

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Purpose>This study explores the relationship between financial literacy and quality of life (QoL). The study further examines the mediating effect of fintech adoption and the moderating effect of leisure on the relationship between financial literacy and QoL.Design/methodology/approach>Using convenience sampling, 345 respondents participated in a cross-sectional survey. To test the moderated mediation hypotheses, the PROCESS macro was used.Findings>The results reveal the mediating effect of fintech adoption on the relationship between financial literacy and QoL, highlighting the importance of digital literacy in an increasingly digitalized society. Moreover, leisure moderates the mediating relationship. Individuals with high leisure are more likely to perceive the uncertainties and risks associated with new technology optimistically – an observation supported by existing literature on the relationships among leisure, perceived freedom, and internal locus of control.Practical implications>Financial literacy must incorporate digital literacy in order to utilize innovative technology for more efficient financial management. Additionally, having a sense of control over life outcomes can lead to well-being.Originality/value>Previous research on fintech adoption is mostly related to financial inclusion for the unbanked population in underprivileged rural areas. Here, fintech usage by the general public is the focus. The study also reveals the significance of leisure, as those who have high financial literacy are more likely to adopt fintech when they have more freedom in their lives, which leads to higher QoL.Peer review>The peer review history for this article is available at: https://publons.com/publon/10.1108/IJSE-10-2021-0633.

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International Journal of Social Economics ; 49(12):1697-1712, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051865

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Purpose>This paper aims at analyzing the determinants of access to relief under social assistance programs among rural households during COVID-19 outbreaks in India.Design/methodology/approach>The study is based on the data of COVID-19-Related Shocks Survey, which covered 5,200 rural households across 6 states of India namely Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The access to relief has been assessed as relief-in kind (RIK) as a free special package of wheat, rice, and pulses, supplied through the public distribution system;and direct benefit transfer (DBT) in cash under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). The association between demographic profiles of rural households and access to relief has been analyzed using the chi-square test. Further, marginal effects have been estimated to assess the determinants of rural households' access to relief.Findings>The results show a significant association between types of relief vis-à-vis demographic profiles of the rural households. A significant difference in access to relief among rural households is also evident across the states. Further, the analysis of the marginal effects indicates that female-headed households belonging to lower social class, depending on non-agricultural occupation with lower income, belonging to below poverty line families and seeking wage employment, are more likely to access relief as food grains;whereas male respondents with lower age, belonging to lower-income quartile with memberships in Self Help Groups are more likely to access the cash benefit transfers.Practical implications>The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the food security and livelihood of many across the globe, which necessitated provisioning a package of support to everyone, particularly rural poor households. The World Bank undertook the COVID-19-Related Shocks Survey to provide a quick policy response for managing the risk of COVID-19 outbreak effectively. The results of this study provide timely insights for developing an effective relief strategy for rural households during a crisis.Originality/value>There is limited investigation on access to relief by rural households during the COVID-19 outbreaks and factors affecting the access to relief in terms of cash and kind. This study has utilized a reliable data source to analyze the access of relief packages by the rural communities during the coronavirus outbreak.Peer review>The peer review history for this article is available at: https://publons.com/publon/10.1108/IJSE-10-2021-0632.

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IOP Conference Series. Earth and Environmental Science ; 1094(1):012010, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051203

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Power consumption was considered one of the major expenses in households and small offices in the COVID pandemic situation. The proposed method employs virtual augmented technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide a visual solution for monitoring the power consumption of electrical equipment. The IoT sensors are linked via mobile phones or portable communication devices. For the proposed work, the energy sensor devices are installed on the 4 single-phase electrical devices in the office room equipment. That equipment’s electrical consumption was saved, processed through the ESP8266 board, and then transmitted through WiFi to collect data on the cloud server. The saved electrical energy data in the dashboard can be displayed as a visual comparison with AR technology by using the mobile phone camera to scan the marker of each electrical device. The experimental results show that the value of electrical energy is accurate, and the data values can be used to manage the power consumption of electrical equipment.

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Environmental Research Letters ; 17(10):104017, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051197

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This study analyzes household energy insecurity in the United States during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous research is limited by mostly cross-sectional research designs that do not allow scholars to study the persistency of this specific type of material hardship. We fill this gap by analyzing data from an original, nationally-representative, panel survey of low-income households. We find high levels of energy insecurity during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the initial months when the economic dislocation was at its height, and that many low-income households experienced it on multiple occasions during this period. We also identify disparities: households with people of color, very low-income, children aged five years and younger, with someone who relies on an electronic medical device, and those living in deficient housing conditions were more likely to experience energy insecurity. Households with these characteristics were also more likely to suffer from energy insecurity on a persistent basis through the first year of the pandemic.

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Development Southern Africa ; 39(5):722-737, 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2050752

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This article presents the results of the five waves of the National Income Dynamics Study - Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) on food security between May 2020 and May 2021. Despite significant investments in social protection, food insecurity and household and child hunger remained stubbornly high. We conclude that given the protracted nature of the pandemic, slow economic recovery, household and child hunger have stabilised at higher levels than before the pandemic. The phasing out of emergency relief coupled with the constrained economic situation, are some of the reasons why levels of food insecurity and hunger are likely to remain high in the near future. Strict lockdown regulations also reduced employment and income from informal economic activities. Social support for vulnerable individuals and households remain an urgent priority. Continuing support targeted at households with children is particularly important given the dire consequences of enduring hunger for stunting, and on children's long-term development.

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Transbound Emerg Dis ; 2022 Sep 26.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2053045

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Several domestic and wild animal species are susceptible to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Reported (sero)prevalence in dogs and cats vary largely depending on the target population, test characteristics, geographical location and time period. This research assessed the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2-positive cats and dogs (PCR- and/or antibody positive) in two different populations. Dogs and cats living in a household with at least one confirmed COVID-19-positive person (household (HH) study; 156 dogs and 152 cats) and dogs and cats visiting a veterinary clinic (VC) (VC study; 183 dogs and 140 cats) were sampled and tested for presence of virus (PCR) and antibodies. Potential risk factors were evaluated and follow-up of PCR-positive animals was performed to determine the duration of virus shedding and to detect potential transmission between pets in the same HH. In the HH study, 18.8% (27 dogs, 31 cats) tested SARS-CoV-2 positive (PCR- and/or antibody positive), whereas in the VC study, SARS-CoV-2 prevalence was much lower (4.6%; six dogs, nine cats). SARS-CoV-2 prevalence amongst dogs and cats was significantly higher in the multi-person HHs with two or more COVID-19-positive persons compared with multi-person HHs with only one COVID-19-positive person. In both study populations, no associations could be identified between SARS-CoV-2 status of the animal and health status, age or sex. During follow-up of PCR-positive animals, no transmission to other pets in the HH was observed despite long-lasting virus shedding in cats (up to 35 days). SARS-CoV-2 infection in dogs and cats appeared to be clearly associated with reported COVID-19-positive status of the HH. Our study supports previous findings and suggests a very low risk of pet-to-human transmission within HHs, no severe clinical signs in pets and a negligible pet-to-pet transmission between HHs.

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