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Taking poverty seriously in assessing the global welfare burden of the pandemic

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., Sterck, Olivier and Mahler, Daniel G. (2021) Taking poverty seriously in assessing the global welfare burden of the pandemic. LSE COVID-19 Blog (23 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Global welfare has taken a turn for the worse in the age of COVID, with both health and income levels under threat. Francisco Ferreira (LSE), Olivier Sterck (University of Oxford), Daniel Gerszon Mahler, and Benoit Decerf (World Bank) estimate the worldwide mortality and poverty generated by the pandemic and compare these two sources of welfare losses by expressing them in a common metric: years of human life. For most poor and middle-income countries, greater economic deprivation has been a more important source of loss in well-being than premature death.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: 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: 17 Aug 2021 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111107

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