Older People are Less Pessimistic about the Health Risks of Covid-19
Katherine B. Coffman,
Nicola Gennaioli () and
No 27494, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
A central question for understanding behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic, at both the individual and collective levels, is how people perceive the health and economic risks they face. We conducted a survey of over 1,500 Americans from May 6 – 13, 2020, to understand these risk perceptions. Here we report some preliminary results. Our most striking finding is that perceived personal health risks associated with Covid-19 fall sharply with age.
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