publication . Preprint . Article . 2020

COVID-19 in unequally ageing European regions

Ilya Kashnitsky; José Manuel Aburto;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: Center for Open Science
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
The map presented in this brief note summarizes regional differences in population age structures between the NUTS-3 regions of Europe in the context of unequal age- and sex-specific death risks associated with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since older people are exposed to much higher death risks, older populations are expected to face much more difficult challenges coping with the pandemic. The urban/rural dimension turns out to be very important as the remote rural areas are also the oldest. In the map NUTS-3 regions of Europe are colored according to the deviation from European pooled estimate of the proportion of population at risk of death due to CO...
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Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic system
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, Development, Geography, Planning and Development, Letters on Urgent Issues, Older population, Coping (psychology), Demography, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Rural area, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Geography, Ageing, Pandemic, European population
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