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The Die is Cast - Factors Influencing Mortality during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jenny Bethaeuser () and Jennifer Muschol ()
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Jenny Bethaeuser: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Jennifer Muschol: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

MAGKS Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung)

Abstract: Since the beginning of the year, almost the entire world has been thrown off course by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused health, social and economic challenges. In an international comparison it can be seen that the mortality rates vary widely between countries. This study therefore aims to investigate the quality of international healthcare systems and their potential risk factors in order to explore the differences in mortality. After the derivation of suitable variables and the collection of a widespread data set, we were able to detect with six different OLS regressions that the mortality rate significantly decreases with a higher number of hospital beds and increases with a higher proportion of elderly population (p

Keywords: COVID-19; Coronavirus; Cases; Deaths; Pandemic; Mortality; Healthcare System; Health Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 C13 I1 I15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2020
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