ESSB researchers in the media on impact coronavirus
Our ESSB researchers are reflecting or working on the impact of the coronavirus from the perspective of their own disciplines. Below you will find various publications.
Interview with Willem Schinkel about capitalism, socialism, and "wishful thinking"
The fact that in the corona crisis big capital is saved instead of labour is not a law of nature. In a socialist economy that would be quite different, says the Rotterdam sociologist Prof. dr. Willem Schinkel. A conversation about capitalism, socialism, and "wishful thinking" that system change arises from crises. Interview by: Alexander Beunder. Recorded on: May 15, 2020 on delockdown.nl (in Dutch)
Young people flock outside: police buried under nuisance reports
"That doesn't surprise me," says Prof. dr. Eveline Crone in the AD (in Dutch). "At this age, young people want to go out, meet, experiment and discover. Finding your own way in life is a very natural process. This development has come to an abrupt halt, as it were."
Corona-app or not?
To slow down the spread of coronavirus, there were talks about the possibility of an app quite early. Gerard van der Werf, senior researcher at consultancy firm Motivaction, and Prof. dr. Liesbet van Zoonen, academic director of the Center for BOLD Cities studied and discusses in Sociale Vraagstukken (in Dutch) the -fluctuating- level of concerns among citizens, their expectations and their readiness to install such an app.
Why does the general public have to save the market?
Necessity knows no law. Emergency measures have been implemented, without extensive democratic weighing, according to EUR professor in Social Theory Prof. dr. Willem Schinkel. This way large companies are saved with public money, while at the same time they're firing lots of employees. This is a subversion of democracy, Schinkel argues in the NRC (in Dutch).
Coronavirus affects minorities in the Netherlands less than in other western countries
In the Netherlands, just like in other western countries, more people pass away due to the coronavirus among minorities. However, that difference is smaller than in, for example, the US and England, according to the NOS (in Dutch). Prof. dr. Godfried Engbersen argues why.
Does nudging work in stimulating compliance with corona measures?
Arrows on the floor that guide you to the stairs, instead of the elevator: have you seen them? This is an example of nudging. Prof. dr. Semiha Denktas explains in 1Vandaag (in Dutch) how nudging can be utilized to ensure that people comply with corona measures.
Don't forget the human dimension in the new Way of Work 1.5
How can companies open their doors in the one-and-a-half meter economy? The matter is too easily done away with as a practical design problem. In technocratic and economic solutions the human dimension seems to be missing. In Trouw (in Dutch) this issue is discussed in cooperation with Prof. dr. Arnold Bakker, professor in labour and organisational psychology.
The coronacrisis can be an 'unimaginable gamechanger' for the labor market
More inequality, big shifts in employment opportunities and more strict rules surrounding flexwork. The coronacrisis can change the labor market permanently. In NRC (in Dutch) occupational sociologist Fabian Dekker shares his thoughts.
Mini-lecture about work-life balance
For the youth the crisis is extra hard
European emergency aid connected with corona and the Dutch public debate
One-sidedness of the Dutch public debate about the emergency aid for badly affected European member states is worse than the diplomatic tactlessness of the actions of Mark Rutte and Wobke Hoekstra.
How do you reach the youth?
Is corona a tipping point in society?
"Society is rudely shaken up, so to speak, and confused. Therefore, things that are taken for granted and automatisms become visible, and you notice how relative they are." says sociologist Jack Burgers in Omroep de Meierij (in Dutch).
Research on the societal impact of Covid-19 on Rotterdam and the Netherlands - interviews with Prof. Godfriend Engbersen
NOS article Onderzoek naar impact coronacrisis: 'Mensen missen toekomstperspectief'(in Dutch).
17.00, 18.00. and 20.00 NOS journaal (min. 7.05) (in Dutch).
Rotterdammers zorgelijker over gevolgen Covid-19 dan anderen (NRC, in Dutch)
Rotterdammers voelen zich bedreigd door coronacrisis (maar er is ook een lichtpuntje) (AD - Rotterdam, in Dutch)
Interview with Godfried Engbersen in Sociale Vraagstukken (in Dutch)
Interview with Godfried Engbersen at Nieuws en Co (in Dutch)
Governance sociologist dr. Mark van Ostaijen on the corona crisis in various articles of the Volkskrant
Translate the press conference of Rutte
Can the press conference of Rutte be translated? The cabinet does not reach all the citizens if they only communicate in Dutch, public administrationists Angelique van Dam, MSc, Ilona van Breugel, MSc, and dr. Warda Belabas argue in the Volkskrant (in Dutch)of April 24th 2020.
Equal opportunities in different classes
Educational sociologist Iliass El Hadioui provided the first webinar of the Gelijke Kansen Alliantie (GKA). A online masterclass (in Dutch) about the effects of the coronacrisis on equal opportunities in education in the short and long term. Watch this webinar on the website of GKA.
The storm that's coming; lessons of repetition during times of crisis
"The bill comes after the rescue. The interrupted game of accumulation and circulation will then continue", Prof dr. WIllem Schinkel predicts in his article in De Groene Amsterdammer (in Dutch). "Let us now conclude on a pact; to not embrace the needed sacrifices as reasonable, to not accept the impending violence."
Corona crisis as an unprecedented source of possibilities
Covid-19 disrupts what were previously our normal patterns of work. The global pandemic is not only reshaping our work-life balance but accelerating us towards what used to be the future of work. Read Prof. dr. McCauley's full article in English in the ESSB News section.
Clean room, clear mind
A cleanup in your house while you stay at home is sensible in terms of mental health. It feels good to furnish or rearrange a place to only use for work for example, says behavioral scientist dr. Inge Merkelbach in EenVandaag. (in Dutch)
Directors need to learn to cope
Teenage brains in times of corona
Behavioural Change crucial in fight against COVID-19
How do you make people follow to the preventative measures of the government to curb the spread of COVID-19? Behavioural psychologist Prof. Semiha Denktas and colleagues demonstrate in the Dutch Journal of Medicine (in Dutch) which scientific behavioural insights can be applied.
Corona and youngsters
Staying at home with kids during times of corona
Keeping your balance during this crisis
Especially children from poor families fall behind due to school shutdowns
According to sociologist Iliass el Hadioui, the gap between poor and rich children will increase because of distance learning. How can we narrow this gap? You can read his interview in the AD. (in Dutch)
Brainstorms about the post-corona times
Fraternization during times of crises
District teams watch over vulnerable people
Although district teams need to work from distance, they do watch over vulnerable people. Public Administration specialist and PhD student Alissa van Zijl demonstrates in an article in Zorg en Welzijn. (in Dutch)
Does the corona crisis break through the traditional division of roles?
As many women are working in vital professions, nowadays many men are taking care of the children. How will this impact the traditional division of the family roles in Dutch families? The experiences of lower and higher educated fathers in this period will most likely be very different, expects family sociologist Renske Keizer in Trouw. (in Dutch)
More domestic violence?
Because of the coronavirus, family members are now living much more in each other's pockets. What does it mean when you are in a situation with domestic violence right now? NEMO Kennislink asks Majone Steketee, professor of intergenerational transmission of domestic violence. (in Dutch)
Positive sides of the corona crisis
Study survival guide during corona
How to make working from home more attractive
Many people in the Netherlands are now working from home. How can one make working from home just that little bit more attractive? In Week van NU, a podcast of NU.nl, professor Laura den Dulk, specialised in work-life balance, shares her tips. (in Dutch)
How do you react to an unprecedented global epidemic?
Academics vital professions?
Tips for effective communication with teenagers
All over the world, communication professionals are facing the challenge of informing teenagers about the COVID-19 pandemic, and to explain the policy measures, and promote the behaviors that should flatten the curve. Prof. dr. Moniek Buijzen and the Dutch Young Consumers Network provide 10 science-based guidelines for effective communication with teens on BiteScience.
Saving the market?
The role of the teacher
All schools in the Netherlands are closed until at least April 28. "It's an opportunity to take a closer look at the role of education and the teacher," says educational scientist Brian Godor at RTV Rijnmond. (in Dutch)
Society after corona: call for reflection and co-creation
Alissa van Zijl, PhD candidate of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology writes in HR Praktijk that the social function of work is still too often underestimated. Van Zijl argues that this is the time to create awareness for this social function. (in Dutch)