Socio-economic Inequality and Geographic Spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic in England

Abstract

This paper looks at the geographical patterns of COVID-19 cases observed over the course of the pandemic in England in 2020. It reveals a strong relationship between COVID-19 cases and embedded forms of inequality in small geographical areas. These areas have been left exposed to the impact of COVID-19 by virtue of the type of low paid and unskilled works available, alongside low investment in public services and public spending cuts. Deprivation appears to be a key driver of the emerging spatial patterns.

Type
Publication
UK2070 Commission, Working Papers Series
Francisco Rowe
Francisco Rowe
Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography

My research interests include human mobility and migration; economic geography and spatial inequality; geographic data science.

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