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Why california’s ‘superstar’ cities may have a quick recovery despite being hard hit by covid-19

Ahmed, Maliha;
Published: 30 May 2020
Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
Country: United Kingdom

California’s ‘superstar’ cities and regions – which together make up nearly 90 percent of the state’s GDP – have experienced the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Maliha Ahmed writes that despite being hard hit, these superstar areas have a combination of industries which have been less affected by the pandemic compared to those in poorer areas. With both superstar and non-superstar areas experiencing nearly equal increases in unemployment since February, she argues that policymakers will need to target assistance to poorer areas to prevent rising inequality.


HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, HC Economic History and Conditions

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