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José Manuel Amoedo
Grupo de Investigación ICEDE, Departamento de Economía Aplicada. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
María del Carmen Sánchez-Carreira
CRETUS, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
Vol 32 No 1 (2023), Articles, pages 1-23
Submitted: 28-06-2022 Accepted: 10-01-2023 Published: 09-05-2023
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The pandemic caused by Covid-19 has a considerable effect on social inequalities. The aim of this paper is to identify, measure, and describe the changes in income inequalities in Galicia after the pandemic. For this purpose, different income inequality indicators are calculated, which allow us to analyse its evolution before and after the pandemic (2014-2020) considering the different income sources. The main results suggest three main issues. Firstly, the pandemic implies an increase of income inequalities in Galicia in 2020. Secondly, inequalities depending on sex, nationality, age and level of education of household members, as well as territorial inequalities, increase. Finally, social benefits have played a relevant role in softening the effect of the pandemic on inequalities. It should be noted that this effect is uneven, leading to the fact that households composed of younger people are clearly less protected than those of older age.