Coronavirus exacerbates UK inequality


Both COVID-19 mortality and the economic impact of the virus-related closures are disproportionately affecting the UK’s ethnic minorities after taking age and location into account, exacerbating existing inequalities and reversing what had appeared to be progress. There are also concerns about child poverty and the effects on education for children from economically vulnerable families. There are some exceptions, such as the 4% of Indian men and 3% of Indian women who are medical doctors and make up 13% of UK doctors overall.

Publication: Economics Observatory

Writer: Lucinda Platt

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