September 28, 2021
by Complexity Science Hub Vienna
In a crisis, women make significantly longer phone calls and adhere more closely to governmental measures than men; men are less willing to have their mobility restricted and return to normal more quickly than women. Researchers at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) found cliché-sounding behavioral patterns like these in data from the first coronavirus lockdown in spring 2020.
For their study, just published in the journal Scientific Reports, the complexity researchers evaluated mobile phone data from 1.2 million Austrians—about 15 percent of the population—between February and June 2020.