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dc.contributor.authorEgger, Eva-Maria
dc.contributor.authorJones, Sam
dc.contributor.authorJustino, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorManhique, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Ricardo
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaen
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-12T10:15:22Z
dc.date.available2020-10-12T10:15:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationEgger, E.M.; Jones, S.; Justino, P.; Manhique, I. and Santos, R. (2020) Africa’s Lockdown Dilemma: High Poverty and Low Trust, WIDER Working Paper 2020/76, Helsinki: UNU-WIDERen
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9256-833-7
dc.identifier.issn1798-7237
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/15698
dc.description.abstractThe primary policy response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in high-income countries has been to lock down large sections of the population. However, there is growing unease that blindly replicating these policies might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. We investigate this concern using Afrobarometer data from 2019 for 30 sub-Saharan African countries. We create a multidimensional index of lockdown readiness based on living conditions and explore its relationship with forms of trust and the potential for social unrest. The index reveals that just 6.8 per cent of households overall and 12.2 per cent in urban areas meet all conditions for a lockdown. We further show that weak readiness is not offset by high levels of social trust, which can be vital for effective public health interventions. As such, strict lockdown policies may not only be difficult to enforce, but also heighten the risks of conflict.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUNU-WIDERen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Working Paper;2020/76
dc.rights.urihttps://www.ids.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IDSOpenDocsExternalDocuments.pdfen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.titleAfrica’s Lockdown Dilemma: High Poverty and Low Trusten
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holder© UNU-WIDER 2020en
dc.identifier.externalurihttps://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/africa%E2%80%99s-lockdown-dilemmaen
dc.identifier.teamGovernanceen
dc.identifier.doi10.35188/UNU-WIDER/2020/833-7
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