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Influences of interventions and socioeconomic factors.

Rabail Chaudhry, George Dranitsaris, Talha Mubashir, Justyna Bartoszko, Sheila Riazi: A country level analysis measuring the impact of government actions, country preparedness and socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality and related health outcomes, in: EClinicalMedicine 25 (2020) 100464, DOI:

The authors conducted a country-level exploratoy analysis to assess the impact of timing and nature of national health policies or actions taken on COVID-19 mortality and related health outcomes.

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The impact of the lockdown: Four Pre-studies

Andrew Atkeson, Karen Kopecky, Tao Zha: Four Stylized Facts about COVID-19, in: NBER Working Paper Series, Working Paper 27719 (August 2020), DOI 10.3386/w27719.

The authors document four facts about the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide relevant for those studying the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on COVID-19 transmission.

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Social protection in developing countries

International Labour Oraganization (ILO): Social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries: Strengthening resilience by building universal social protection, May 14, 2020.

Social protection is an indispensable mechanism for delivering support to individuals during the crisis. This document takes a detailed look at the role of social protection measures in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak in developing countries.

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Poverty Reduction Strategies

Briefing Note of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Marcus Manuel, Liam Carson, Emma Samman and Martin Evan: Financing the reduction of extreme poverty post-Covid-19, November 2020.

The Covid-19 pandemic has wiped out years of progress in ending extreme poverty: we forecast an additional 250 million people in extreme poverty by 2030 and expect that it will take 10 years of economic growth just to bring extreme poverty numbers back to where they were before the crisis.

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Unemployment Insurance Replacement Rates

Peter Ganong, Pascal Noel, Joseph Vavra: US Unemployment Insurance Replacement Rates During the Pandemic, in: BFI-WP, Nr. 2020-62, May 2020.

The authors used microdata on income together with details of the U.S. unemployment insurance system of each state under the CARES Act to calculate the overall distribution of current insurance benefits.  Continue reading