Spatial differences and the impact of the lockdown on well-being in the Netherlands

Linked to a large-scale French study elaborated and launched by Lise Bourdeau-Lepage (2020), the 23th March, a Dutch version of the questionnaire was distributed. The aim of the questionnaire is to map spatial differences in the impact of the Dutch lockdown on well-being and lifestyles.

Eveline S. van Leeuwen & Lise Bourdeau-Lepage: “The main conclusion we can draw from the initial analyses is that space, and especially urbanity, matters. On average, well-being has declined across the country, but in the dense urban areas the decline is greater than in the least urban areas. And although no significant differences in well-being between urban and rural areas were experienced before the lockdown, this is the case during the lockdown.”

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Eveline S. van Leeuwen