National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness - Kosnik, L. R., & Bellas, A. (2020). Drivers of COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders: Epidemiologic, Economic, or Political Concerns?

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Kosnik, L. R., & Bellas, A. (2020). Drivers of COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders: Epidemiologic, Economic, or Political Concerns?

Bibliographic details:

Kosnik, L. R., & Bellas, A. (2020). Drivers of COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders: Epidemiologic, Economic, or Political Concerns?. Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, 1-12.

Abstract:

What factors affected whether or not a U.S. state governor issued a state-wide stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of early 2020? Once issued, what factors affected the length of this stay-at-home order? Using duration analysis, we test a number of epidemiological, economic, and political factors for their impact on a state governor’s decision to ultimately issue, and then terminate, blanket stay-at-home orders across the 50 U.S. states. Results indicate that while epidemiologic and economic variables had some impact on the delay to initiation and length of the stay-at-home orders, political factors dominated both the initiation and ultimate duration of stay-at-home orders across the United States.

Link to webpage: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs41885-020-00073-0