Focus on Economic and Social Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children
Dr. Guido Neidhöfer, senior researcher in the ZEW Research Unit “Labour Markets and Social Insurance”, was awarded with a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship 2023–2025. During his time as a Research Fellow, he will focus on the long-term economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children.
“The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children have been unequal in several dimensions. I want to find out whether these effects will persist and how we can prevent this to happen,” says Guido Neidhöfer about his plans for his time as a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow.
With his research, he hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the lasting economic and social consequences of economic upheavals, such as the COVID-19 crisis, on human capital formation and children’s future opportunities. In doing so, he aims to underpin the scientific and public debate with evidence-based analyses and recommendations for action. Furthermore, Guido Neidhöfer will continue his research on intergenerational mobility, migration, education and development economics. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship programme for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the learning and development of children and youth worldwide.