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Economic impacts of Covid-19 lockdowns on vulnerable populations: evidence from Jordan

This project examines the economic impact of Covid-19 lockdown policies in Jordan. It focuses on the distributional impacts across different segments of society: the rich and poor, formal and informal workers, occupations, industries, women and refugees. It appends onto an existing project studying the determinants of refugees’ migration decisions, their assimilation into cities upon arrival and the impacts on incumbent residents.

Lead investigator:

Michael Gechter

Affiliation:

Penn State University

Primary topic:

Inequality & poverty

Secondary topic:

Transport & infrastructure

Region of data collection:

Asia and Oceania

Country of data collection

Jordan

Status of data collection

In Progress

Type of data being collected:

Phone survey

Unit of real-time data collection

Individual

Start date

6/2015

Frequency

Periodic (other)