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Human capital and the COVID-19 pandemic

Khemraj, Tarron and Yu, Sherry (2020): Human capital and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of socioeconomic, institutional and medical factors on cross-country coronavirus death rates. Our findings suggest that countries with high income and human capital, as well as effective government are likely to experience lower mortality. Furthermore, a low-income country could have low mortality and high-income high mortality when human capital is interacted with average income. Hence, the human-capital channel of income.

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