Study: Socioeconomic status affects pandemic response

2021-06-10

Researchers examining socioeconomic status and coronavirus response found that people from lower-income communities did not spend as much time at home during stay-at-home orders. The study, which appeared in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, was based on mobile phone location data for 45 million users in 12 US regions. Xiao Huang of the University of Arkansas notes that "we believe the socioeconomically privileged people usually have more choices to work remotely with a greater ability to access food and services without going out."

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