Dissemination of research and opinion
Projects with Societal Impact
Identifying smarter policies during the COVID-19 crisis to reduce health inequities in Rotterdam
This short-term project (January – July 2021) was funded by the Erasmus Trustfonds through a special call for social economic research on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is highly policy focused and has the main objective of informing local policy-makers am about the equity effects of COVID-19 related policies in Rotterdam. We provide insight on which policies might have widened inequities; what are potential (unintended) distributional effects of mitigation measures implemented and what are the domains that need monitoring and/or further mitigation.
The project is jointly let by Famke Molenberg and I and is part of CEPHIR academic workplace. It takes a pragmatic and policy-focused approach created through the collaboration with a panel of local policy makers, whom we consulted during the project.
Output of this project includes a report but also some dissemination materials summarizing what we did and our key messages: