EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

COVID-19, Race, and Gender

Graziella Bertocchi and Arcangelo Dimico

CHILD Working Papers Series from Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD) - CCA

Abstract: The mounting evidence on the demographics of COVID-19 fatalities points to an overrepresentation of minorities and an underrepresentation of women. Using individual-level, race-disaggregated, and georeferenced death data collected by the Cook County Medical Examiner, we jointly investigate the racial and gendered impact of COVID-19, its timing, and its determinants. Through an event study approach we establish that Black individuals are affected earlier and more harshly and that the effect is drivem by Black women. Rather than comorbidity or aging, the Black female bias is associated with poverty and channeled by occupational segregation in the health care and transportation sectors and by commuting on public transport. Living arrangements and lack of health insurance are instead found uninfluential The Black female bias is spacially concentrated in neighborhoods that were subject to historical redlining.

Keywords: COVID-19; deaths; race; gender; occupations; transport; redlining; Cook County; Chicago. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 66 pages
Date: 2021
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ias
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1)

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.child.carloalberto.org/images/documenti/child85_2021.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: COVID-19, Race, and Gender (2021) Downloads
Working Paper: COVID-19, Race, and Gender (2021) Downloads
Working Paper: COVID-19, Race, and Gender (2021) Downloads
Working Paper: COVID-19, Race, and Gender (2021) Downloads
Working Paper: COVID-19, Race, and Gender (2021) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cca:wchild:85

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CHILD Working Papers Series from Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD) - CCA Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Giovanni Bert ().

 
Page updated 2024-07-05
Handle: RePEc:cca:wchild:85