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Social Costs of the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response commissioned a background paper to guide discussions and inform recommendations on the wider impacts of the Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. [...] The paper is in three main sections: 1) Context and background data; 2) Analysis of the consequences of the pandemic on selected social dimensions; and 3) Building back through integrated and resilient systems. The analysis highlights regional differences and specific country or regional examples to illustrate the issues in the social dimensions discussed in this paper. The social dimensions of Covid-19 impacts that this background paper covers are: income losses and poverty levels; the labour market; education and gender dimensions. For many people across age groups, backgrounds and geographies the pandemic has compounded other dimensions of vulnerability, making the challenges of navigating the pandemic more acute. These overlapping vulnerabilities are highlighted throughout the paper."

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Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Background Paper 9
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2021-05
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Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response; Overseas Development Institute
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