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Loris Rubini and John Washburn
''Mobility during COVID-19 by Demographics''
( 2022, Vol. 42 No.3 )
Mobility outside residential areas dropped considerably during COVID-19. We study how patterns differed across income, race and ethnicity, gender, and political leaning. We find that mobility dropped more in counties with relatively more wealth, more Whites or Asians, and more Democrats; less where there are more Blacks or Hispanics; and independently of the share of women. We conclude with a discussion of potential explanations. These results shed light on the reasons why COVID-19 impacts different individuals so differently.
Keywords: COVID-19, Mobility, Social Distancing, Income inequality, Racial Inequality
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
D1 - Household Behavior: General
Manuscript Received : Jun 30 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 30 2022

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