Social inequality and the risk of living in a nursing home: implications for the COVID19 pandemic
Fabrizio Bernardi, Marco Cozzani and Francesca Zanasi – Genus, 1 June 2021.
Across EU countries, all available evidence suggests that the number of deaths linked to COVID-19 among those living in nursing homes has been extremely high. However, it is largely unknown to what extent income and education affect the probability of being a nursing home resident. If the probability of residing in a nursing home is stratified by socio-economic status, under the current COVID-19 pandemic socio-economic inequality in the probability of living in a nursing home could contribute to enlarge socio-economic inequalities in the risk of mortality with COVID-19.