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

Social inclusion
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.

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

Social inclusion
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

Social inclusion
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

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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?

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

Social inclusion
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.

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

Social inclusion
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.

What influences people’s social position most: their family background or their skills?

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What influences people’s social position most: their family background or their skills?

Social inclusion
Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Universidade Pompeu Fabra; Jorge Cimentada, Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research;

We analyse the relative influence of the family background and the skills of each person on social mobility. Are there differences between the Nordic countries and those in southern Europe such as Italy and Spain? 

Are immigrants more ambitious than their non-migrant compatriots?

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Are immigrants more ambitious than their non-migrant compatriots?

Social inclusion
Javier G. Polavieja, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid; María Ramos, Universidade Carlos III de Madrid; Mariña Fernández-Reino, Migration Observatory (Oxford);

Does emigration always bring with it a dose of ambition? We analyse whether immigrants are more oriented toward success, risk, and money than their non-migrant compatriots.

Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

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Social transfers targeting children: the best way to fight child poverty?

Social inclusion
Elena Bárcena, M. Carmen Branco e Salvador Pérez, Universidade de Málaga;

In Spain barely 3.3% of the total of social transfers in the year 2016 targeted children, against the European average of 9%. However, this study shows that it is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.

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