Pensieroso, L., Sommacal, A., Spolverini, G. (2021).

Intergenerational Coresidence and the Covid-19 Pandemic in the United States. Discussion Paper (No. 2021013), Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).


This paper investigates the relation between intergenerational coresidence and mortality from Covid-19 in 2020. Using a crosssection of U.S. counties, we show that this association is positive, significant, and robust to the inclusion of several demographic and socio-economic controls. Furthermore, using historical evidence from pre-pandemic years (1980-2019) and the Spanish influenza (1918), we argue that this positive association is specific to the Covid-19 pandemic only.