How has your monthly net income changed since the beginning of the Corona crisis? Are you planning to postpone major purchases? Are you currently saving a smaller proportion of your income than before the crisis? - With questions like these and more, researchers from SAFE and Goethe University in cooperation with the Nielsen-Frankfurt market research institute are currently investigating changes in the consumption and saving behavior of the population due to the corona crisis. The aim of the "Household Crisis Barometer" is to collect timely, representative and reliable information on the Corona crisis from the perspective of individual households, to use it in research and make it available to the public.
The core element of the research cooperation is the evaluation of jointly developed questions that are asked every two weeks to around 16,000 of the 20,000 households on the Nielsen Consumer Panel. The large number of households continuously surveyed and the possibility of making the answers representative by means of statistical methods allow a representative picture of the economic situation, (consumer) behavior and expectations of the entire population. Cooperation partners on the market research side are Dr. Kai Kopperschmidt and Alexander Proske and on the research side Calogero Brancatelli, Prof. Andreas Hackethal and Prof. Roman Inderst.