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Type Working Paper - NIDS-CRAM Working Paper
Title Schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic: An update from Wave 3 of the NIDS-CRAM data
Issue 7
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2021
Using data from the second and third waves of the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM), we examine changes in learner attendance, the worry levels of parents and the provision of meals to learners since March 2020 until December 2020. The paper also presents an analysis of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases data on hospitalisations and deaths over time by age group to assess the health risks to children associated with school attendance. The recommendations focus on a reconsideration of timetable rules and regulations to allow more children to attend daily, better communication to improve parent concern and the availability of more alternatives to ensure increased delivery of daily meals to learners.

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