Lab Publication "Social distancing responses to COVID-19 emergency declarations strongly differentiated by income"


Newly published research by NatuRE Policy Lab members Joakim Weill and Michael Springborn finds that mobility reductions during the early stages of the pandemic were especially pronounced among wealthier communities, whereas lower income communities showed comparatively less social distancing. These results suggest a “double burden” of the pandemic and highlight the need for more research regarding the distributional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

A segment ran by CBS and featuring Mike Springborn can be found here.

Other news coverage: The Sac Bee, New York PostHindustan TimesThe Times of India.