The 'New Common': how corona is changing the world
The corona crisis has compounded major social challenges in such fields as health and security, the environment, education, the job market, and digitalization. How can we, together, create a 'New Common' that is better for people, society, and planet? A New Common, in which everyone with their own talents and expertise can contribute to the development and shaping of our society. Based on academic knowledge, Tilburg University offers a dynamic perspective in this context. And we will enter into a dialog, because the best way forward is together.
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Kenny Meesters#transition #societal impact
'The effective transition to a new common in our society depends on our ability to facilitate informed decision making for all stakeholders, not just crisis managers.'
Sonja Bekker#labour market #poverty
'Moving towards a new common means creating labour markets where all workers—irrespective of their employment relationship, age, or profession—have an income that meets basic needs.'
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Tilburg University explores answers to all kinds of questions on the impact of the corona crisis on society. Read more about our latest research into the effects on behavior and the economy and into the role of governance, law, and privacy.
Large increase in loneliness but small decrease in mental health problems after the COVID-19 outbreak11th January 2021
Emotional loneliness among Dutch adults increased in the summer of 2020, compared to loneliness in November 2019 (from 18% to 25%). Among adults who were lonely after the COVID-19 outbreak but not lonely before the outbreak, the prevalence of mild to severe anxiety and depression symptoms also increased (from 18% versus 26%).
One third of cancer patients received different care in first corona weeks26th November 2020
One in three patients experienced changes in cancer care in the first four to six weeks of the COVID-19 crisis. For instance, treatments and follow-ups were postponed or canceled or in-person visits were replaced by telephone or video calls.