Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into Modelling of COVID-19 and other Infectious Diseases: A Baseline Socio-economic Compartmental Model

Galanis, Giorgos and Hanieh, Adam. 2021. Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into Modelling of COVID-19 and other Infectious Diseases: A Baseline Socio-economic Compartmental Model. Social Science & Medicine, 274, p. 113794. ISSN 0277-9536 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The role of socio-economic conditions has been largely implicit in mathematical epidemiological models. However, measures to address the current pandemic, specifically the relevant interventions proposing physical distancing, have highlighted how social determinants affect contagion and mortality dynamics of COVID-19. For the most part, these social determinants are not present in either policy discussions or in epidemiological models. We argue for the importance of incorporating social determinants of health into the modelling dynamics of COVID-19, and show how global variation of these conditions may be integrated into relevant models. In doing so, we also highlight a key political economy aspect of reproduction dynamics in epidemics.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113794

Keywords:

Epidemiology, COVID-19, Inequality, Uneven development, Compartmental models, Contagion, Social determinants of health

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
April 2021Published
23 February 2021Published Online
18 February 2021Accepted

Item ID:

29905

Date Deposited:

31 Mar 2021 13:10

Last Modified:

01 Apr 2021 07:28

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/29905

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