ILC Report COVID-19: The Netherlands

January 2021 – Older people seem to be more susceptible to adverse outcomes of COVID-19. Most measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus are therefore focussed on protecting older adults. However, most of these measures and the implications thereof have not been discussed with older adults themselves. Neither have seniors been involved in policies and public debate to any large extent. This research project aimed to gain insights in the perspectives of seniors themselves on the COVID-19 crisis. The main question guiding our research was: ‘How do older adults view and cope with the COVID19 crisis?’ To answer the main research question two rounds of interviews were conducted. Click here to open te report.