Umeå University's logo

umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Sociodemographic factors and adjustment of daily activities during the COVID-19 pandemic – findings from the SHARE Corona Survey
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0725-951X
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3857-4398
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0531-2743
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Statistics. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1812-3581
Show others and affiliations
2023 (English)In: Journal of Aging & Social Policy, ISSN 0895-9420, E-ISSN 1545-0821Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, older people across Europe have adjusted their daily activities as personal risk avoidance and as an amendment to policy recommendations and restrictions. In this study, we use multilevel logistic regressions to examine to what extent sociodemographic factors are associated with activity reduction among the older population (50+) in Europe and whether these associations are moderated by governmental policy responses to COVID-19. By combining data for~35,000 respondents from the SHARE Corona Survey on reported changes in daily activities and stringency of restrictions at the national level, we find that older age, poorer health and being female versus male were (consistently) associated with greater activity reduction across all activities both in countries with weak and in those with strong restrictions. Associations between education, employment and living situation, on the one hand, and activity reduction, on the other, were weaker and less consistent. We conclude that differences between sociodemographic groups are rather similar for countries with weak and those with strong restrictions and hence argue that group-specific policy recommendation are relevant independent of stringency recommendations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023.
Keywords [en]
Activity adjustment, COVID-19, cross-national comparisons, daily activities, Europe, government response stringency, SHARE Corona Survey
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-202459DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2023.2206077ISI: 000979698800001PubMedID: 37125862Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85158868645OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-202459DiVA, id: diva2:1725247
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 676536EU, Horizon 2020, 101015924Available from: 2023-01-10 Created: 2023-01-10 Last updated: 2024-07-02

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(3174 kB)85 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 3174 kBChecksum SHA-512
9bc7d73707987f5d7044f38c42bec2bcd379cb900164fe433eabb02c583421491cb827661f3381767ecb5e671956f9b7497053c5f35957148995d247af34080d
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records

Olofsson, JennyFors Connolly, FilipMalmberg, GunnarJosefsson, MariaStattin, Mikael

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Olofsson, JennyFors Connolly, FilipMalmberg, GunnarJosefsson, MariaStattin, Mikael
By organisation
Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR)Department of SociologyDepartment of GeographyStatistics
In the same journal
Journal of Aging & Social Policy
Social and Economic Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 85 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 360 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf