EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The impact of stay‐at‐home policies on individual welfare

Ola Andersson, Pol Campos‐Mercade, Fredrik Carlsson (), Florian H. Schneider and Erik Wengström ()

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2022, vol. 124, issue 2, 340-362

Abstract: In this paper, we perform a choice experiment assessing the impact of stay‐at‐home policies on individual welfare. We estimate the willingness to accept compensation (WTA) for restricting non‐working hours in Sweden during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The WTA for a one‐month stay‐at‐home policy is about US$480 per person, or 9.1 percent of Sweden's monthly per capita GDP. Stricter lockdowns require disproportionately higher compensation than more lenient ones, indicating that strict policies are cost‐effective only if they are much more successful in slowing the spread of the disease. Moreover, older people have a higher WTA of staying home than the rest of the population.

Date: 2022
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12470

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:scandj:v:124:y:2022:i:2:p:340-362

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0347-0520

Access Statistics for this article

Scandinavian Journal of Economics is currently edited by Richard Friberg, Matti Liski and Kjetil Storesletten

More articles in Scandinavian Journal of Economics from Wiley Blackwell
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

 
Page updated 2023-01-20
Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:124:y:2022:i:2:p:340-362