Scandinavian research about the consequences of Covid-19 on welfare, equality, social conditions, and quality of life – first update: systematic literature search with categorization
conducted an update of a review on scandinavian research about welfare, equality, social conditions and quality of life.
The Division of Health Services in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health conducted an update of a review on scandinavian research about welfare, equality, social conditions and quality of life.
We conducted a systematic review (of the format ‘systematic literature search with categorisation’). In April 2021, we searched in databases and in grey literature for studies from Scandinavian countries. One reviewer screened all retrieved records and assessed relevance relative to the inclusion criteria. The main inclusion criterion was that the publication regarded consequences of Covid-19 on welfare, equality, social conditions or quality of life. We extracted data and categorised studies based on the study abstracts.
We assessed 486 references. We included 26 studies: 8 from Denmark, 7 from Norway and 5 from Sweden (6 were from several countries). There were 12 cross-sectional studies and almost half of the studies concerned adults. The study topics varied considerably, with welfare topics like equality, mental health, school/kindergarten and violence in close relationships.
In this systematic literature search with categorization we have not read the publications in full text and hence not critically evaluated the studies. We have only categorized the studies by type, based on the abstracts.