Datasets

Datasets

By now there are quite a few established panels as well as new studies studying the impact CoViD-19. Here we list data that we are involved with collecting and/or intensively work with for our analyses.

The LISS Panel

The LISS panel is a Dutch survey of 4500 households that have been interviewed regularly for over ten years on a large variety of topics.

Below, we list questionnaires on the CoViD-19 pandemic that have been (or are scheduled to be) fielded in the LISS panel. Documentation to the questionnaires is made available here.

2-19 March 2020

20-31 March 2020 (Wave 1 designed by CoViD-19 Impact Lab)

  • Topics:

    • Perceptions and behavior regarding the medical risks associated with the coronavirus.

    • Assessments of various social distancing policies’ effectiveness, support for and compliance with these policies.

    • Changes in the work and childcare situation since the onset of the crisis.

    • Intentions and expectations regarding consumption/savings decisions, workplace security, and the effectiveness of fiscal policy measures.

    • Mental health and a list of the biggest worries for the next four weeks.

    • Trust in the government and assessments on whether the government is taking too few or too many measures in various dimensions.

  • A detailed documentation of all questions and screenshots from the questionnaire are available here.

  • Results from the questionnaire can be accessed here: Report: Labour Supply in the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Empirical Evidence on Hours, Home Office, and Expectations

06-28 April 2020 (Wave 2 designed by CoViD-19 Impact Lab)

  • Topics:

    • Recurring questions from wave 1 on employment, working hours, childcare, subjective risks, and concerns.

    • Smoking, drinking, and drug intake in the past week.

    • Social contacts during the pandemic compared to before and loneliness/ feelings pf emotional connectedness.

    • Income this year, expected income for the next three years, and investments in risky assets.

    • Expectations about economic growth, inflation, and unemployment in the Netherlands.

  • A detailed documentation of all questions and screenshots from the questionnaire are available here.

21-28 April 2020 (Time Use and Consumption Questionnaire designed by CoViD-19 Impact Lab)

  • Topics:

    • Organisation of childcare before and during the pandemic.

    • Division of time during the week including work and free time.

    • Type and amount of household expenses in the past month.

04-26 May 2020 (Wave 3 designed by CoViD-19 Impact Lab)

  • Topics:

    • Recurring questions from previous waves on employment, working hours, subjective risks, (mental) health, concerns, and expected duration of restrictions.

    • Application or participation in different government schemes for companies.

    • Changes in employment for employees and changes in income for self-employed, implementability of working from home, and distancing rules in the workplace.

    • Retirement plans and expectations about future employment and income security.

    • Detailed questions about school-aged children in the household and how they spend their time during the pandemic compared to before.

  • A detailed documentation of all questions and screenshots from the questionnaire are available here.

Upcoming for June 2020 (Wave 4 designed by CoViD-19 Impact Lab)

  • Topics:

    • Recurring questions from previous waves on employment, working hours, subjective risks, (mental) health, concerns, and expected duration of restrictions.

    • Questions about job searching behavior of individuals.

Understanding America Survey

The Understanding America Study is conducting the UAS Understanding Coronavirus in America (“Covid”) Survey, which includes a national bi-weekly long-form survey and a weekly Los Angeles County short-form survey.

GESIS Panel

The GESIS Panel is a survey administered by the Leibniz Institute of the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany. As of 2019, the panel comprises 5400 individuals. The survey is administered every two months. Surveys consist of a longitudinal core study and additional submitted studies.

In late March 2020, the GESIS Panel conduced a Special Survey on the Coronavirus SARS-CoV 2 Outbreak in Germany. More information can be found here. Information on following waves can be found here.

A tracker of trackers: COVID-19 policy responses and data

For a more extensive list of possible data sources than the ones listed here, see Lukas Lehner’s tracker of trackers. The site offers a comprehensive overview of many policy trackers and dataset focusing on the coronavirus pandemic.