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Stimulus packages or social protection? COVID-19 crisis responses fit for children in high-income countries

Dates:
  • Mon 02 Nov 2020 15.00 - 16.30
  Add to Calendar 2020-11-02 15:00 2020-11-02 16:30 Europe/Paris Stimulus packages or social protection? COVID-19 crisis responses fit for children in high-income countries

Seminar of the Inequality, Welfare and Social Justice interdisciplinary research cluster.

High-income countries have very limited experience of dealing with health crises, having their health and human services working beyond capacity, restricting their inhabitants’ travel, or having to close workplaces and schools – let alone dealing with several in combination. These unique conditions create new and serious challenges for high-income countries’ economies and societies, and as these challenges evolve, children are amongst those at the greatest risk of seeing their living standard fall. To contribute evidence to understanding what the pandemic means for children and, in turn, what governments and stakeholders in high-income countries should consider when seeking to protect children from the worst outcomes of the crisis, I ask: Through which mechanisms can COVID-19 affect children in high-income countries? What can we learn from previous crises about the potential effects on children and those who care for children? How is children’s vulnerability to poverty likely to be affected? Which initial government responses to the crisis appear to raise rather than lower risks to children’s well-being? Finally, how might future Covid-19 policies be optimised in the short- and medium-term to protect children? 

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Outside EUI premises - via Zoom DD/MM/YYYY
  Outside EUI premises - via Zoom

Seminar of the Inequality, Welfare and Social Justice interdisciplinary research cluster.

High-income countries have very limited experience of dealing with health crises, having their health and human services working beyond capacity, restricting their inhabitants’ travel, or having to close workplaces and schools – let alone dealing with several in combination. These unique conditions create new and serious challenges for high-income countries’ economies and societies, and as these challenges evolve, children are amongst those at the greatest risk of seeing their living standard fall. To contribute evidence to understanding what the pandemic means for children and, in turn, what governments and stakeholders in high-income countries should consider when seeking to protect children from the worst outcomes of the crisis, I ask: Through which mechanisms can COVID-19 affect children in high-income countries? What can we learn from previous crises about the potential effects on children and those who care for children? How is children’s vulnerability to poverty likely to be affected? Which initial government responses to the crisis appear to raise rather than lower risks to children’s well-being? Finally, how might future Covid-19 policies be optimised in the short- and medium-term to protect children? 

Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. 


Location:
Outside EUI premises - via Zoom

Affiliation:
Academic Service
Department of Economics
Department of History and Civilization
Department of Law
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Research seminar

Contact:
Serena Belligoli (EUI - Academic Service) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Thomas Crossley (EUI - Department of Economics)
Prof. Laura Lee Downs (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Anton Hemerijck (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Speaker:
Dominic Richardson (UNICEF Office of Research)

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