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The underlying factors of the Covid-19 spatially uneven spread. Initial evidence from regions in 9 EU countries

Kapitsinis, Nikolaos 2020. The underlying factors of the Covid-19 spatially uneven spread. Initial evidence from regions in 9 EU countries. Regional Science Policy and Practice 12 (6) , pp. 1027-1045. 10.1111/rsp3.12340

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Abstract

The novel coronavirus Covid‐19 was brought to the global spotlight in early 2020 and has already had significant impacts on daily life, while the effects could last for a long period. However, these impacts appear to have been regionally differentiated, since similar to previous pandemics, geography plays an important role in viruses’ diffusion. This paper enriches our knowledge about the initial territorial impact of the pandemic, from January to May 2020, studying the spread of Covid‐19 across 119 regional economies in 9 EU countries and explaining its underlying factors. Air quality, demographics, global interconnectedness, urbanization trends, historic trends in health expenditure as well as the policies implemented to mitigate the pandemic were found to have influenced the regionally uneven mortality rate of Covid‐19.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1757-7802
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 September 2020
Date of Acceptance: 29 August 2020
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 15:01
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/134644

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