Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy

Crime & policing

What are the effects of lockdown and recession on domestic violence?

Lockdowns have been followed by a surge in domestic violence. It is vital to understand the impact of unemployment, income loss and time spent at home to assess the remedial potential of cash transfers compared to initiatives such as shelters that can help women to escape.

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Is hate crime rising during the Covid-19 crisis?

Pandemics and severe recessions are the kind of threatening events that can trigger racist and discriminatory behaviour, often as a result of negative media portrayals. Immigrants and ethnic minorities could experience a more hostile environment during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Do we make informed decisions when sharing our personal data?

The use of digital technologies to fight Covid-19 raises questions about public access to private data. It also shines a light on how people make economic decisions with regards to their personal data and information.

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