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dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Prado, Ariadna
dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Paula 
dc.contributor.authorRebollo-Sanz, Yolanda F. 
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-18T09:51:43Z
dc.date.available2022-03-18T09:51:43Z
dc.date.issued2022-02
dc.identifier.citationEconomics & Human Biology, Volume 45, 2022, 101116es_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ehb.2022.101116
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10433/12700
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates whether lockdown policies aggravated mental health problems of older populations (50 and over) in Europe during the first COVID-19 wave. Using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE COVID-19 questionnaire) and from the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker for 17 countries, we estimate the causal effect of lockdown policies on mental health by combining cross-country variability in the strictness of the policies with cross-individual variability in face-to-face contacts prior to the pandemic. We find that lockdown policies worsened insomnia, anxiety, and depression by 5, 7.2 and 5.1 percentage points, respectively. This effect was stronger for women and those aged between 50 and 65. Interestingly, lockdown policies notably damaged the mental health of healthy populations. We close with a discussion of lockdown policies targeted at individuals above 65 and/or with pre-existing conditions.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla. Departamento de Economía, Métodos Cuantitativos e Historia Económicaes_ES
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherElsevieres_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectCOVID-19es_ES
dc.subjectMental healthes_ES
dc.subjectLockdownes_ES
dc.subjectConfinementes_ES
dc.subjectContainment indexes_ES
dc.subjectMobility restrictionses_ES
dc.subjectSenior and older Europeanses_ES
dc.subjectCausalityes_ES
dc.titleLockdown strictness and mental health effects among older populations in Europees_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
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