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Excess mortality versus COVID-19 death rates: a spatial analysis of socioeconomic disparities and political allegiance across US states

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Excess mortality is a more robust measure than the counts of COVID-19 deaths typically used in epidemiological and spatial studies. Measurement issues around excess mortality, considering data quality and comparability both internationally and within the US, are surveyed. This paper is the first state-level spatial analysis of cumulative excess mortality for the US in the first full year of the pandemic. There is strong evidence that states with higher Democrat vote shares experienced lower e...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Keble College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Oxford Publisher's website
Article number:
955
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2021-12-15
Paper number:
955
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1225203
Local pid:
pubs:1225203
Deposit date:
2021-12-15

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