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Type Working Paper - Econ3x3
Title The Covid-19 crisis has amplified spatial inequalities
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2020
URL http://www.econ3x3.org/article/covid-19-crisis-has-amplified-spatial-inequalities
Abstract
The economic and social crisis induced by Covid-19 is unfolding in different ways across the country. New evidence from the NIDS-CRAM survey reveals that the pandemic has widened pre-existing inequalities between cities and rural areas. Within cities it has magnified the gap between suburbs, townships and informal settlements. A premature withdrawal of government relief schemes could aggravate the hardship and suffering in poor communities that have come to rely on these resources following the jobs slump

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