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Podcast | The unequal effects of the pandemic

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Wherever we look, it seems that inequalities are shaping people's experience of coronavirus and of the lockdown.

Ethnic minorities are significantly more likely to die from coronavirus than their white counterparts. Those in lower-paid jobs are more likely to be in a shut-down industry. The lockdown is widening the gender pay gap.

In this episode, we take a close look at how the impact of coronavirus on communities is shaped by ethnic, gender and demographic inequalities. We speak with Ross Warwick, a Research Economist at IFS specialising in international development, and Xiaowei Xu, a Senior Research Economist in the Income, Work and Welfare sector.

 

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