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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Johnen_NZ
dc.coverage.spatialWellington, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-17T23:05:47Z
dc.date.available2021-06-17T23:05:47Z
dc.date.issued2021en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGibson, J. (2021). Life expectancy reductions from New Zealand’s unbalanced Covid response. Presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists, Wellington, New Zealand.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14388
dc.description.abstractSafety-at-all-costs approaches may perversely increase mortality if indirect effects from lower incomes outweigh direct effects of the safety intervention. New Zealand’s output in 2020 was five percent less than expected, mainly due to responses to Covid-19. This output loss implies a life expectancy reduction of 0.9%; equivalent to two million fewer expected life years. Cross-country data show higher output losses, the more restrictive the early response to Covid-19 (New Zealand’s response was the most restrictive in the world at the time), controlling for economic structure. Yet more restrictive lockdowns did not reduce mortality in 2020. Perversely, New Zealand's response to Covid-19 may have reduced life expectancy.en_NZ
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dc.source61st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economistsen_NZ
dc.subjectCovid-19en_NZ
dc.subjectLife expectancyen_NZ
dc.subjectIncome elasticityen_NZ
dc.titleLife expectancy reductions from New Zealand's unbalanced Covid responseen_NZ
pubs.elements-id261880
pubs.finish-date2021-06-24en_NZ
pubs.start-date2021-06-23en_NZ


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