ZEW Economist Guido Neidhöfer Receives Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship

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Focus on Economic and Social Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children

Dr. Guido Neidhöfer, Senior Researcher in the ZEW Research Unit "Labor Markets and Social Insurance

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.