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The Inequalities of Lockdown

What effect has the lockdown had across the country? David Aaronovitch examines which jobs have been lost, whose health is most at risk and whether the impact will last.

What effect is the lockdown having across the country and population? David Aaronovitch examines which jobs have been lost, whose health is more at risk and whose education is most likely to suffer. Is the lockdown likely to increase inequality? And if it does, how might a government reverse that trend once normal life is resumed?

Contributors: Professor Angus Deaton from Princeton University, Professor Simon Burgess from Bristol University, Xiaowei Xu from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Swinney from the Centre for Cities and Miatta Fahnbulleh from the New Economics Foundation.

Producers: Kirsteen Knight, Darin Graham and Rosamund Jones.
Editor: Jasper Corbett

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29 minutes

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  • Thu 9 Apr 2020 20:00
  • Sat 11 Apr 2020 11:00

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