Mitigating social and economic sources of trauma: the need for Universal Basic Income during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Matthew Johnson, Elliott Johnson, Laura Webber, Daniel Nettle

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Abstract

The COVID-19 Pandemic is projected to cause an economic shock larger than the Global Financial Crisis of 2007/2008 and a recession as great as anything seen since the Great Depression in 1930s. The social and economic consequences of lockdowns and social distancing measures, such as unemployment, broken relationships and homelessness create potential for inter-generational trauma extending decades into the future. In this article, we argue that, in the absence of a vaccine, governments need to introduce Universal Basic Income as a means of mitigating this trauma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S191-S192
JournalPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
Volume12
Issue numberS1
Early online date18 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

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