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A right to care: the social foundations of recovery from Covid-19

Bear, Laura, James, Deborah, Simpson, Nikita, Alexander, Eileen, Bazambanza, Caroline, Bhogal, Jaskiran K., Bowers, Rebecca, Cannell, Fenella, Lohiya, Anishka, Koch, Insa, Lenhard, Johannes, Long, Nicholas J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4088-1661, Pearson, Alice, Samanani, Farhan, Vicol, Olivia, Vieira, Jordan, Watt, Connor, Wuerth, Milena, Whittle, Catherine and Zidaru-Barbulescu, Teo (2020) A right to care: the social foundations of recovery from Covid-19. . London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This report presents key findings from a 6-month ethnographic study on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on disadvantaged households and communities across the UK conducted by anthropologists from the London School of Economics, and associates. This research involved in-depth interviews and multiple surveys with people across communities in the UK, with particular focus on a number of case studies of intersecting disadvantage. Crucially, our research has found that Government policy can improve adherence to restrictions and reduce the negative impacts of the pandemic on disadvantaged communities by placing central importance on communities, social networks and households to the economy and social life. This would be the most effective way to increase public trust and adherence to Covid-19 measures, because it would recognise the suffering that communities have experienced and would build policy on the basis of what is most important to people - the thriving of their families and communities.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: https://www.lse.ac.uk/anthropology
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Anthropology
Law
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 17:03
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 09:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107060

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