Demography and COVID-19: risks, responses and impacts

Jatrana, Santosh, Temple, Jeromey, Wilson, Tom, and Payne, Collin (2022) Demography and COVID-19: risks, responses and impacts. Journal of Population Research, 39. pp. 475-478.

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[Extract] Like any pandemic, COVID-19 has not affected us all equally. The direct risk of infection and mortality is unevenly shared across demographic groups, and the impact of societal responses to COVID-19 has affected sub-populations differently. How demography interacts with this global pandemic has increasingly become a topic of discourse. While demographic factors such as population composition, mobility, density, and ageing may relate to COVID-19’s spread, demographic processes (births, deaths and migration) may also in turn be influenced by COVID-19. For example, evidence suggests that older people are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than younger individuals, and men are more likely to die from COVID-19 than are women. The link between migration and the pandemic has long been established with disproportionate impact on immigrants and their children. While immigration dropped almost everywhere due to border closer during Covid-19, there were many studies reporting migrants at a higher risk of mortality and poor health than the native-born populations. Research from past pandemics have also shown long-term repercussions for fertility, mortality and migration.

Item ID: 76562
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1835-9469
Copyright Information: © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V. 2022.
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2023 23:18
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420210 Social epidemiology @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420606 Social determinants of health @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200404 Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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