Social sciences

Health - Social Sciences - Jul 3
People from BAME backgrounds have had higher levels of depression and anxiety throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, as well as lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction, finds UCL's Covid-19 Social Study. In addition, whilst 21% of people from white backgrounds have reported being often lonely during lockdown, this figure has been 23% amongst those from BAME backgrounds.
Social Sciences - Pedagogy - Jul 2

Families of autistic children have been greatly impacted by lockdown reveals a study by UCL, the University of East London and the University of Bedfordshire. It found that despite the relaxed legislation on lockdown measures for autistic people brought into effect in April, 86% of those surveyed still felt that the needs of autistic people and their families were not adequately planned for or addressed by officials during the pandemic.

Social Sciences - Health - Jul 1

Understanding these contact patterns, and how people physically distance from each other in different settings and among different groups, will help policy makers design effective control strategies for preventing transmission.

Environment - Social Sciences - Jul 1
Environment - Social Sciences

Due to historical inequalities, communities in the country's Andean lowlands are economically poorer and more vulnerable than those in the high Andes.

Social Sciences - Jul 1

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - Jul 1

Dr Michael Veale (UCL Laws) explains the 'decentralised' approach of the Apple-Google contact-tracing system, the problems with the NHSX app, and why contact-tracing tools need to align their focus more for respecting individual privacy.

Health - Social Sciences - Jun 30

A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of V˛, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases. The authors of the new research suggest asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people are an important factor in the transmission of COVID-19.


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