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Income security during public health emergencies: the COVID-19 poverty trap in Vietnam

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Tran, Phuong Bich, Hensing, Gunnel, Wingfield, Tom ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8433-6887, Atkins, Salla, Sidney Annerstedt, Kristi, Kazibwe, Joseph, Tomeny, Ewan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4547-2389, Biermann, Olivia, Thorpe, Jennifer, Forse, Rachel and Lönnroth, Knut (2020) 'Income security during public health emergencies: the COVID-19 poverty trap in Vietnam'. BMJ Global Health, Vol 5, Issue 6, e002504.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 poverty trap is shaped by barriers to accessing prevention, vulnerability to economic disruption and financial uncertainties, and incurrence of catastrophic costs as people try to cope with the outbreak.

To ensure socioeconomic stability and confidence during public health crises and in the long run, social protection schemes (e.g. social insurance, microfinancing) must be in place to help people cope with the loss of income security and reduced confidence in society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 505 Viral respiratory tract infections
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002504
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 13:43
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 13:43
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14786

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