Impact of COVID-19 on Social Policy: A Literature Review in the Social and Human Sciences
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Department of Social Sciences, History and Geography, Bolashak University, Kazakhstan
Department of Philosophy and Social and Humanitarian Disciplines, Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda University, Kazakhstan
Department of Psychological and Pedagogical Education and Teaching Methods, Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda University, Kazakhstan
Submission date: 2022-10-26
Final revision date: 2023-08-07
Acceptance date: 2023-08-28
Online publication date: 2023-10-16
Publication date: 2023-10-16
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Murat Nassimov   

Department of Social Sciences, History and Geography, Bolashak University, Buildings №111, Left bank of the Syrdarya river, 120000, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan
COVID-19 has paralyzed many countries’ social and economic lives. COVID-19 has pushed the world towards drastic social distancing and sterilization measures to limit the spread and impact of the infection. However, it remains unclear what the long-term physical, psychological, socio-economic, and political decisions will be and their consequences. Scientists today have a great responsibility to study this period. Therefore, expert data contributes to the individual and collective development of citizens. The analytical method used in this study involved a theoretical analysis of publications on social and human sciences from the Scopus database, mainly focusing on the year 2020, to develop a framework for understanding the societal repercussions of the pandemic. The study defines a wide range of social consequences and effects of COVID-19, shows the impact pandemic on education in the context of social policy, establishes the socio-political and economic consequences of COVID-19, and substantiates psychological reactions to the COVID-19. A review of the literature can help determine the impact of COVID-19 on social policy. Based on the analysis of the papers, it can be concluded that COVID-19 has increased inequality, widened the gap between the rich and the poor, and threatened the stability of society in low-income countries.
This research was funded by the Science Committee of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Grant No. AP19577138. Cultural analysis of traditional and innovative value processes in the Southern regions of Kazakhstan). We would like to express our gratitude to the anonymous reviewers for their encouraging and constructive feedback during the review process
Science Committee of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Grant No. AP19577138. Cultural analysis of traditional and innovative value processes in the Southern regions of Kazakhstan).
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