June 2021

Covid:WIRED

An interactive database mapping Covid wellbeing inequalities

Covid:WIRED
In partnership with

Although the whole of the UK has been affected by Covid-19 and its social and economic consequences, the impact has differed between people.

To support a wellbeing-centred recovery, we need to understand how impacts have been felt across the population, including how the key factors that drive wellbeing have been affected.

Together with the Centre for Thriving Places, we brought together emerging research on the impact of the pandemic on different populations and on different outcomes. 

The result is Covid:WIRED, a database of studies that identifies what aspects of life have been affected by the pandemic, as well as which individuals have been most impacted by these changes. 

The database focuses on subjective wellbeing and its six drivers: 

  • Health
  • What we do
  • Relationships
  • Money
  • Where we live
  • Education

The database can be searched by domain, inequality dimension and study design. It can also be filtered to show whether the evidence suggests the wellbeing change was positive or negative, or widened or narrowed existing wellbeing inequalities. 

Additional outputs from the project were three briefings based on the information from the dashboard. These covered subjective wellbeing, housing, and employment and income.

Submit your research for future versions of the tool by filling out this form.


The Covid:WIRED dashboard was developed by Deborah Hardoon, Ingrid Abreu-Scherer, Rosie Maguire, Saamah Abdallah, Sam Wren-Lewis, Liz Zeidler, Lisa Muller, Melissa Cairns, Joanne Smithson and Nancy Hey – in partnership with Centre for Thriving Places.

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In this project

Interactive database
Explore the Covid:WIRED inequalities dashboard
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Briefing
The impact of the pandemic on subjective wellbeing inequalities
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Briefing
Covid-19 and wellbeing inequalities: Housing
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Briefing
Covid-19 and wellbeing inequalities: Employment and income
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