Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223894
Authors: 
Aparicio Fenoll, Ainoa
Grossbard, Shoshana
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13452
Abstract: 
We study how patterns of intergenerational residence possibly influence fatalities from Covid-19. We use aggregate data on Covid-19 deaths, the share of young adults living with their parents, and a number of other statistics, for the 27 countries in the European Union, the UK, and all US states. Controlling for population size, we find that more people died from Covid in countries or states with higher rates of intergenerational co-residence. This positive correlation persists even when controlling for date of first death, presence of lockdown, Covid tests pc, hospital beds per capita, proportion of elderly, GDP pc, government's political orientation, percentage urban, and rental prices. The positive association between co-residence and fatalities is led by the US. Our estimates pass the Oster test for selection on unobservables.
Subjects: 
COVID-19
intergenerational co-residence
family arrangements
JEL: 
J1
I1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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