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The pandemic poverty penalty: how COVID-19 complicates our measure of household well-being

Caron, Laura and Tiongson, Erwin R (2021) The pandemic poverty penalty: how COVID-19 complicates our measure of household well-being. LSE COVID-19 Blog (15 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Some countries measure well-being, including inequalities in well-being, by consumption. But when people no longer travel to work or eat in restaurants because of COVID, the assumed relationship between spending and well-being – already loose, because of the poverty penalty – breaks down. Laura Caron (Columbia) and Erwin R Tiongson (Georgetown) say economists need to become better attuned to new sources of inequality.

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 14:42
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111111

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