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Governments' Responses to COVID-19

Version
2
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Porcher, Simon (IAE Paris - Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Publication Date
2020-04-28
Free Keywords
COVID-19; Public Health; Public policy
Description
  • Abstract

    Responding to an outbreak of a novel COVID-19, governments all around the world implemented public health and economic measures to contain the spread of the virus and to support the economy. Public health measures include travel restrictions, bans on mass gatherings, school closing and domestic lockdown among others. Economic measures include wage support, cash transfers, interest rates cuts, tax cuts and delays, and support to exporters or importers. This paper presents a unique dataset of governments’ responses to the COVID-19. The dataset codes the policy interventions with their dates at the country-level for more than 200 countries in the first quarter of 2020 (January 1st – April 14th, 2020). The generation of detailed datasets on the measures taken by governments is important and can help to generate robust evidence to support public health and economic decision making.
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: The final dataset is made of 10,365 country-day observations. 217 countries are covered for at least one day and 184 countries are covered for at least 5 days.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2020-01-01 / 2020-04-14
    Time Period: Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2020--Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 EDT 2020
  • 2020-03-13 / 2020-04-15
    Collection Date(s): Fri Mar 13 00:00:00 EDT 2020--Wed Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2020
Geographic Coverage
  • World
Sampled Universe
Public health measures include travel restrictions, bans on mass gatherings, school closing and domestic lockdown among others. Economic measures include wage support, cash transfers, interest rates cuts, tax cuts and delays, and support to exporters or importers. . Smallest Geographic Unit: Country-level
Sampling
All countries with available information.
Collection Mode
  • other;

    Cite data as Porcher, Simon "A novel dataset on governments’ responses to COVID-19 all around the world", chaire EPPP discussions paper 2020-02. 

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  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E119061V3-24527

Update Metadata: 2020-05-21 | Issue Number: 5 | Registration Date: 2020-04-21

Porcher, Simon (2020): Governments' Responses to COVID-19. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E119061V2