• Séminaire,

Antonio Spilimbergo et Damiano Sandri

Publié le 19 mars 2021 Mis à jour le 22 avril 2021
Le 24 mars 2021 De 17:30 à 18:30
Informations complémentaires :5.30 pm CET

Webinaire : Économie des migrations

Mobility Under the COVID-19 Pandemic: Asymmetric Effects Across Gender and Age

Co-auteurs : Francesca Caselli et Francesco Grigoli


Lockdowns and voluntary social distancing led to significant reduction in people's mobility. Yet, there is scant evidence on the heterogeneous effects across segments of the population. Using unique mobility indicators based on anonymized and aggregate data provided by Vodafone for Italy, Portugal, and Spain, we find that lockdowns had a larger impact on the mobility of women and younger cohorts. Younger people also experienced a sharper drop in mobility in response to rising COVID-19 infections. Our findings, which are consistent across estimation methods and robust to a variety of tests, warn about a possible widening of gender and inter-generational inequality and provide important inputs for the formulation of targeted policies.

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