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

Intergenerational Coresidence and the Covid-19 Pandemic in the United States. Discussion Paper (No. 2021/13), 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.