Understanding and Shaping the Long-Term Societal Impacts of COVID-19

March 2021

A pair of British Academy Reports assess the possible long-term societal impacts of the pandemic and possible policy goals to address them, with contributions from Fellow Melinda Mills and references to work by Postdoctoral Fellow Xuejie Ding and Associate Member Jennifer Dowd.

The first report – The COVID Decade – covers three main areas: health and wellbeing; communities, culture and belonging; and knowledge, skills, and employment. The second – Shaping the COVID Decade – provides suggestions for the policy goals to mitigate the negative long-term effects of the pandemic.

(The COVID Decade: Understanding the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19 and Shaping the COVID Decade: Addressing the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. Published by the British Academy)