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Combatting COVID-19 in Mozambique:Round 3


E2021001                                                     2021-05-03

James Allen IV
Department of Economics and Ford School of  Public Policy, University of  Michigan
Patricia Freitag
Ford  School of  Public  Policy, University  of  Michigan
Faustino Lessitala
Lessitala Consultoria e Servicos, Sociedade Unipessoal Limitada
Arlete Mahumane
Beira Operational Research Center, National  Institute  of  Health, Mozambique
James Riddell IV
Department of  Infectious  Diseases, University  of  Michigan  Medical  School
Tanya Rosenblat
School of  Information, University  of  Michigan
Dean Yang
Department of Economics, Ford  School  of  Public  Policy, and  Population  Studies Center,
 University of Michigan
Hang Yu
National School of  Development, Peking University


We conducted 3 rounds of phone interviews across 76 communities in Sofala, Manica, and Zambezia provinces of central Mozambique between July 2020 and November 2020. We find a significant number of families, including children, have taken on additional paid work and increased household food production to cope with the economic effects of the pandemic. Further, children have fallen behind in school, underscoring the multi-faceted burden COVID-19 has placed on children. Despite these hardships, households exhibit altruistic behavior to their neighbors.

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