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VIRTUAL EVENT: Ethnic differences in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

04 November 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this webinar, Alita Nandi discusses ethnic differences in mental health findings from the recent Understanding Society COVID-19 survey.

This event is free.

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Jenny Chanfreau

In the UK, ethnic differences in income, employment, health and wellbeing are well established. Recent studies have found that these ethnic differences changed, mostly increased, during the pandemic. 

This talk will focus on changes in mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic across and within ethnic groups. In particular, whether the change in mental health was higher among specific ethnic groups, and the role of individual, household and neighbourhood context in explaining these differences. 

QSS seminar series

In this weekly Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seminar series, speakers present research that falls under the broad umbrella of quantitative social science.


About the Speaker

Dr Alita Nandi

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Associate Director of Understanding Society

Dr Nandi conducts empirical research to investigate ethnic and gender differences in subjective and economic wellbeing. Her research aims to understand the formation of identity, the correlates of harassment and discrimination and their role in determining life outcomes.

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