Project Description:
More than 1.5 billion students have to stay at home due to COVID-19 school closures, more than 90 percent of total enrolled learners (UNESCO, 04.01.2020). To ensure learning continuity, students have to study at home. However, it is unclear how the students respond to this challenge and if there is a way to improve their lives. Therefore, we conducted a COVID-19 Rapid Response study among current high school students in Ecuador. We aim to understand how the students respond to these challenges (how they use time, plan for the future, plan a career, and manage mental health and stress), and to investigate the extent to which online soft-skill entrepreneurial courses (Personal Initiative and Negotiations) help students overcome these challenges. These courses were provided within our larger project “Showing Life Opportunities,” and we will compare outcomes to students who instead received placebo courses in Spanish and English.
Project Type:
Randomized Evaluation
Project Timeline:
March 30, 2020-May 3, 2020
Data Collection Mode:
CATI (Computer-assisted telephone interviewing)
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Program Area:
Questionnaire Description:
This questionnaire is designed to measure access to remote learning technologies, time use, and psychological well-being of youth aged 14-18. 
Questionnaire Stage:
Data Collection Completed
Questionnaire File Type:
Reader-friendly survey instrument
Questionnaire Language:
English (version provided here)
Questionnaire File (Download):
Questionnaire Usage Permissions:
Use with attribution
Respondent Population Characteristics:
Youth aged 14-18
Last Updated On:
May 14, 2020