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COVID-19 has made us more averse to both income and health inequalities

Asaria, Miqdad ORCID: 0000-0002-3538-4417, Costa-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 and Cowell, Frank (2021) COVID-19 has made us more averse to both income and health inequalities. British Politics and Policy at LSE (08 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Evidence from Italy, Germany, and the UK shows high levels of inequality aversion – a dislike for inequality and a preference for fairness – in both income and health, explain Miqdad Asaria, Joan Costa-Font, and Frank Cowell. In the UK in particular they find that people are more inequality averse especially to health but that the effect is stronger among those not directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE Health
Health Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:39
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:15

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