Special Symposium: COVID-19 and Economics of the Household


Review of Economics of the Household invites you to enjoy free access to a rolling selection of papers focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on household economics.  Check back each month for updated selections.


Women’s and Men’s Word, Housework and Childcare, Before and During COVID-19 by Daniel Del Boca, Noemi Oggero, Paola Profeta & Mariacristina Rossi (Free Access through May 31)

Life Satisfaction, Loneliness and Togetherness, With an Application to COVID-19 Lockdowns by Daniel S. Hamermesh (Free Access through May 31)

Data from the COVID-19 Epidemic in Florida suggest that Younger Cohorts have been Transmitting Their Infections to Less Socially Mobile Older Adults by Jeffrey E. Harris

The Usual Suspects: Do Risk Tolerance, Altruism and Health Predict the Response to COVID-19? by Ketki Sheth & Greg C. Wright

Estimating the Immediate Impact of the COVID-19 Shock on Parental Attachment to the Labor Market and the Double Bind of Mothers by Misty L. Heggeness

The Effect of Working from Home on Major Time Allocations with a Focus on Food-Related Activities by Brandon J. Restrepo & Eliana Zeballos

Gender Differentiated Economic Responses to Crises in Developing Countries: Insights for COVID-19 Recovery Policies by Sandeep Mohapatra (Free access through March 31)

COVID-19, Staying at Home and Domestic Violence  by Lin-Chi Hsu & Alexander Henke

Working Parents, Financial Insecurity and Childcare: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 in the UK by Zhiming Cheng, Silvia Mendolia, Alfredo R. Paloyo, David A. Savage & Massimiliano Tani (Free Access through March 31)

The Impact of Closing Schools on Working From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence using Panel Data from Japan by Eiji Yamamura & Yoshiro Tsustsui (Free Access through April 30)

Parental Well-Being in Times of COVID-19 in Germany by Mathias Huebner, Sevrin Waights, C. Katharina Spiess, Nico A. Siegel & Gert G. Wagner (Open Access)

Gender Differences in Couples’ Division of Childcare, Work and Mental Health during COVID-19 by Gema Zamarro & Maria J. Prados (Free Access through April 30)

COVID-19 Shocks to Education Supply: How 200,000 U.S. Households Dealt with the Sudden Shift to Distance Learning by Cynthia Bansak & Martha Starr (Free Access through April 30)

Are COVID Fatalities in the U.S. Higher than in the EU, and if so, Why? by Ainoa Aparicio & Shoshana Grossbard (Free Access through April 30)

Consumption and Geographic Mobility in Pandemic Times: Evidence From Mexico by Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez & Gerardo Esquivel (Free Access through April 30)

Intra-Household Exposure to Labor Market Risk in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons From Mexico by Cecilia Peluffo & Mariana Viollaz (Free Access through May 31)

Women Pay the Price of COVID-19 More Than Men by Enrica Croda & Shoshana Grossbard (Free Access through April 30)

Intra-Household Exposure to Labor Market Risk in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons From Mexico by Cecilia Peluffo & Mariana Viollaz (Free Access through May 31)

The Effect of Covid-19 Lockdown and the Subsequent Reopening on Consumption in Iran by Mohammed Hoseini & Abolmohsen Valizadeh (Free Access through May 31)

Household Time Activities, Food Waste, and Diet Quality: the Impact of Non-Marginal Changes due to Covid-19 by Benjamin Scharadin, Yang Yu, Edward C. Jaenicke (Free Access through May 31)