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Inequality, poverty, deprivation and the uneven spread of COVID-19 in Europe

Burlina, Chiara and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés ORCID: 0000-0002-8041-0856 (2023) Inequality, poverty, deprivation and the uneven spread of COVID-19 in Europe. Regional Studies. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2023.2172390

Abstract

COVID-19 is mostly considered to have ravaged places with high levels of inequality and poverty. Yet, in the case of Europe, the evidence for this is limited. In this paper we address this gap in our knowledge by exploring how regional variations in poverty, wealth, and inter-personal inequality have shaped COVID-19-related excess mortality. The results show that during the first 18 months of the pandemic there is no link between inequality and poverty, on the one hand, and the lethality of the disease, on the other. The geographical concentration of wealthy people is related to more, not less, excess mortality.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/cres20
Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
JEL classification: R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R58 - Regional Development Policy
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2023 09:54
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 21:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118121

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