We study the role of education during the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy. We compare excess mortality in 2020 and 2021 compared to the pre-pandemic mortality between municipalities with different shares of educated residents. We find that education initially played a strong protective role, which however quickly faded out. After pondering several alternative explanations, we tentatively interpret this finding as the outcome of the interplay between education, information and public health communication, whose availability and coherence varied along the epidemic.

(2022). Education and COVID-19 excess mortality [journal article - articolo]. In ECONOMICS AND HUMAN BIOLOGY. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/231209

Education and COVID-19 excess mortality

Bello, Piera;
2022-10-25

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We study the role of education during the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy. We compare excess mortality in 2020 and 2021 compared to the pre-pandemic mortality between municipalities with different shares of educated residents. We find that education initially played a strong protective role, which however quickly faded out. After pondering several alternative explanations, we tentatively interpret this finding as the outcome of the interplay between education, information and public health communication, whose availability and coherence varied along the epidemic.
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Bello, Piera; Rocco, Lorenzo
(2022). Education and COVID-19 excess mortality [journal article - articolo]. In ECONOMICS AND HUMAN BIOLOGY. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/231209
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