Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228507
Authors: 
Caselli, Francesca
Grigoli, Francesco
Sandri, Damiano
Spilimbergo, Antonio
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 753
Abstract: 
Overall mobility declined during the COVID-19 pandemic because of government lockdowns and voluntary social distancing. Yet, aggregate data mask important heterogeneous effects across segments of the population. Using unique mobility indicators based on anonymized and aggregate data provided by Vodafone for Italy, Portugal, and Spain, we find that lockdowns had a larger impact on the mobility of women and younger cohorts. Younger people also experienced a sharper drop in mobility in response to rising COVID-19 infections. Our findings, which are consistent across estimation methods and robust to a variety of tests, warn about a possible widening of gender and inter-generational inequality.
Subjects: 
COVID-19
lockdown
mobility
gender
age
JEL: 
E1
I1
H0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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