Portugal, Social Balance Sheet 2021 - A portrait of the country and of the pandemic

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Portugal, Social Balance Sheet 2021 - A portrait of the country and of the pandemic

March 2022

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Bruno P. Carvalho, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid, Departamento de Economia, e ECARES (ULB); Mariana Esteves, Nova School of Business and Economics; Susana Peralta, Nova School of Business and Economics;

“Portugal, Social Balance Sheet” is an annual report that analyses poverty and social exclusion in Portugal.

The health and well-being of Portuguese citizens: impacts of covid-19

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The health and well-being of Portuguese citizens: impacts of covid-19

January 2022

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Lara N. Ferreira, Universidade do Algarve, Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-Being (CinTurs), Centre for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra (CEISUC)/ Centre for Innovative Biomedicine and Biotechnology (CIBB); Luís N. Pereira, Universidade do Algarve, Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-Being (CinTurs), Centre for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra (CEISUC)/ Centre for Innovative Biomedicine and Biotechnology (CIBB); Pedro L. Ferreira, Universidade de Coimbra, Centre for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra (CEISUC)/ Centre for Innovative Biomedicine and Biotechnology (CIBB);

This study provided data on the impact of covid-19 on the health and well-being of Portuguese respondents. Results show that they reported their health to be worse than before the pandemic and that access to healthcare was greatly affected, with surgeries or medical appointments cancelled or postponed.

How have covid-19 prevention measures affected professionals working at nursing homes?

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How have covid-19 prevention measures affected professionals working at nursing homes?

November 2021

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Catarina Santos-Marques, ciTechCare, Polytechnic of Leiria; Catarina Mangas, CICS-NOVA.PLeiria – iACT, CI&DEI, ESECS, Polytechnic of Leiria; Tânia Marques, CARME, ESTG, Polytechnic of Leiria; Ana Paula Gil, CICS-NOVA, NOVA-FCSH; Nelson Campos Ramalho, BRU-ISCTE; Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, ciTechCare, Polytechnic of Leiria;

The impact of covid-19 on older people in nursing homes has been thoroughly researched, but less is known about the impact on health professionals.

The pandemic and the labour market: What we know a year later

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The pandemic and the labour market: What we know a year later

September 2021

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Bruno P. Carvalho, Nova School of Business and Economics and ECARES (Université Libre de Bruxelles); Mariana Esteves, Nova School of Business and Economics; Susana Peralta, Nova School of Business and Economics;

More than one year into the pandemic, employment and hours worked are still lower than in the pre-pandemic period. This article uses secondary data from the Labour Force Survey, conducted by Statistics Portugal, and data on the registrations at Public Employment Offices (Instituto para o Emprego e Formação Profissional).

Mental health outcomes in Portuguese SARS-CoV-2 survivors and the general population during the covid-19 pandemic

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Mental health outcomes in Portuguese SARS-CoV-2 survivors and the general population during the covid-19 pandemic

August 2021

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Inês A. Trindade, Helena Pinto, Lara Palmeira, Sérgio Carvalho, Marco Pereira, CINEICC, University of Coimbra, Portugal;

This study explored mental health outcomes in 640 Portuguese adults from three different groups (SARS-CoV-2 survivors, individuals who were tested but had negative results, and individuals who were never tested).

An experimental examination of attentional bias in medical care during the covid-19 pandemic

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An experimental examination of attentional bias in medical care during the covid-19 pandemic

August 2021

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Filipa Madeira, Alexandre Vieira, Cicero R. Pereira & Emerson Do Bú, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa;

In many countries, the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates of the covid-19 virus have disproportionately affected non-white people, but there is a lack of published data explaining this phenomenon. Are admissions to intensive care units proportional among white and black people? Are physicians more likely to, unknowingly, pay more attention to white patients and therefore be more likely to offer them life-saving intensive care treatment?

Perceptions of Portuguese teachers, health professionals and older adults about covid-19 vaccination

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Perceptions of Portuguese teachers, health professionals and older adults about covid-19 vaccination

July 2021

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Tânia Magalhães Silva, Marta Estrela, Maria Teresa Herdeiro, Institute of Biomedicine (iBiMED); Vítor Roque, Fátima Roque, Research Unit for Inland Development; Eva Rebelo Gomes, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Service, University Hospital Center of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Adolfo Figueiras, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS);

This study aims to identify and evaluate the main perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge about Covid-19 vaccination of three at-risk groups: teachers, health professionals and older adults.

Covid-19 pandemic and educational services for children ages 0-3 in Portugal: health measures, pedagogical practices and well-being

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Covid-19 pandemic and educational services for children ages 0-3 in Portugal: health measures, pedagogical practices and well-being

July 2021

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Sara Barros Araújo, Sílvia Barros, Ana Silva, Centre for Research and Innovation in Education, Polytechnic Institute of Porto; Rafaela Rosário, School of Nursing, University of Minho; Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E), Nursing School of Coimbra;

This research addresses the implementation of Covid-19 prevention and control measures, pedagogical practices, children’s and professionals’ well-being and digital health literacy in early education services for children ages 0-3 in Portugal.

Online teaching and learning in Portugal during the covid-19 pandemic: Differences between public and private schools

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Online teaching and learning in Portugal during the covid-19 pandemic: Differences between public and private schools

June 2021

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Diogo Conceição, Pedro Freitas, Gonçalo Lima, Luís Catela Nunes and Ana Balcão Reis, Nova School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa;

In Portugal, the covid-19 pandemic led to temporary school lockdowns and a generalised move to online teaching. This article uses data from a survey administered to teachers between March 2020 and January 2021 in three rounds of questionnaires.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Inequality in Portugal and the Cushioning Effect of Policies

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Inequality in Portugal and the Cushioning Effect of Policies

May 2021

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Joana Silva, Anna Bernard, Francisco Espiga e Madalena Gaspar, PROSPER (Católica-Lisbon’s Center of Economics for Prosperity);

What was the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on poverty and inequality in Portugal? This article demonstrates how the crisis caused by the pandemic resulted in a loss of income for the Portuguese population and how its impact was asymmetric in the different regions of the country.

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