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Published: 2020-09-15

Millions to Umeå University in European project about Covid-19

NEWS The European Commission has granted 6.8 Million Euro to the project SHARE-Covid-19 hosted by the Munich Centre for Economics of Aging and directed by professor Axel Börsch-Supan.

Text: Eva Stoianov

The project includes researchers from 11 European universities and will examine how the living conditions of elderly people has been influenced by the pandemic. The Swedish part of the project will be hosted by the Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR) at Umeå University and will examine how daily activities and cognitive functions are affected during the corona pandemic in countries with different strategies.

The project compares the situation in 28 European countries, in different ways affected by the pandemic, and studies how the economy, health, cognition, social relations and activities have changed for older people.

The project is based on data collected during the summer 2020 and in previous data collections of the SHARE project. A follow up data collection will be carried out during 2021. Participating researchers from Umeå University are Gunnar Malmberg, Anna Rieckmann, Mikael Stattin, Jenny Olofsson and Filip Fors.

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