COVID-19 in rural Malawi: Perceived risks and economic impacts rounds

December 1, 2021 - Laura Leavens, Kate Ambler, Sylvan Herskowitz, Mywish K. Maredia, and Jonathan Mockshell

Leavens, Laura & Ambler, Kate & Herskowitz, Sylvan & Maredia, Mywish K. & Mockshell, Jonathan, (2021). "COVID-19 in rural Malawi: Perceived risks and economic impacts rounds 1-4," Project notes December 2021, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


This project note discusses findings from a panel phone survey in Malawi in which respondents were asked about their perceptions of the risks and impacts of COVID-19. Previous findings from the first and second rounds of the survey were discussed in two previous project notes. This note focuses on changes in indicators across rounds, using only panel households. The panel comprises households in eight rural districts in Malawi who were interviewed four times between July 2020 and July 2021. This study builds on a survey originally designed to measure seasonal changes in labor activities. However, as the pandemic spread, the survey was modified to include questions about COVID-19's risks and impacts on their lives.



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