Unequal mortality during the Spanish Flu

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dc.contributor.author Basco Mascaro, Sergi
dc.contributor.author Domènech Feliu, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Roses, Joan R.
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T18:18:28Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T18:18:28Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-09
dc.identifier.issn 2341-2542
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31892
dc.description.abstract The outburst of deaths and cases of Covid-19 around the world has renewed the interest to understand the mortality effects of pandemics across regions, occupations, age and gender. The Spanish Flu is the closest pandemic to Covid-19. Mortality rates in Spain were among the largest in today's developed countries. Our research documents a substantial heterogeneity on mortality rates across occupations. The highest mortality was on low-income workers. We also record a rural mortality penalty that reversed the historical urban penalty temporally. The higher capacity of certain social groups to isolate themselves from social contact could explain these mortality differentials. However, adjusting mortality evidence by these two factors, there were still large mortality inter-provincial differences for the same occupation and location, suggesting the existence of a regional component in rates of flu contagion possibly related to climatic differences.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Economic History
dc.relation.ispartofseries 21-04
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Pandemics
dc.subject.other Health Inequality
dc.subject.other Socio-Economic Differences
dc.subject.other Urban Penalty
dc.title Unequal mortality during the Spanish Flu
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel N34
dc.subject.jel J1
dc.subject.jel I14
dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001875
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