Perceived changes in capability during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Swedish cross-sectional study from June 2020

SND-ID: 2020-206

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kaspar Meili - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Anna Månsdotter - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Lars Lindholm - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Description

Covid-19 has affected people in various ways, directly through disease and death, and indirectly through disease containment measures. Understanding how the pandemic and countermeasures agaist it impacted quality of life is valuable for policy makers.

To address and compare the various components of quality of life, a suitable framework is needed, which the capability approach provides. This approach measures quality of life as opportunities, compared to traditional welfarist economics that defines wellbeing as utility.

For this study, we used a capability list from a Swedish governmental investigation (SOU 2015:56) that suggested relevant capabilities for the Swedish situation: Financial situation, Social relations, Health, Housing, Living environment, Occupation, Knowledge, Security, Time balance, and Political and civil rights.

The study was performed in June 2020. In an internet-based survey, we quota-sampled 500 Swedish residents from a commercial web-panel, after population proportions of age, region of residence, education, gender.

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Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Contributor(s)

Håkan Jonsson - Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare rorId
  • Funding agency�s reference number: 2018-00143
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Ethics Review

Swedish Ethical Review Authority - Ref. 2019-02848

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Swedish quota-stratified web panel sample of participants provided by Cint. Cint combines different web panels. Age 18-99, living in Sweden.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified: Proportional
Web panel sample from Cint. Quota-stratified to represent Swedish population after gender, region, and age.

Time period(s) investigated

2020-01-01–2020-07-06

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Lowest greographical unit is national areas according to NUTS-2.

Lowest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)

Highest geographic unit

Country

Publications

Meili, K. W., Jonsson, H., Lindholm, L., & Månsdotter, A. (2021). Perceived changes in capability during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Swedish cross-sectional study from June 2020. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948211023633
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948211023633
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-185846

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Dataset
Upplevda förändringar i handlingsfriheter under COVID-19 pandemin: En svensk tvärsnittsstudie från Juni 2020

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Description

Data were collected with a PHP-based web application for surveys (limesurvey version 4.2.2, https://www.limesurvey.org) hosted on a Umeå university server. The data was collected anonymously.

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Citation

Kaspar Meili, Anna Månsdotter, Lars Lindholm. Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health (2021). <em>Upplevda förändringar i handlingsfriheter under COVID-19 pandemin: En svensk tvärsnittsstudie från Juni 2020</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/4k6a-e341">https://doi.org/10.5878/4k6a-e341</a>

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Data format / data structure

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Text

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kaspar Meili - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Anna Månsdotter - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Lars Lindholm - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: web based
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2020-06-22–2020-07-06
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

43

Number of individuals/objects

498

Response rate/participation rate

40.8

According to the webpanel company. Correspond to 560 registered answers. This dataset corresponds to 498 answers with valid age and consent to participate.

License

Creative Commons  Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Published: 2021-05-06
Last updated: 2021-07-08