Viviana Egidi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Piero Manfredi, University of Pisa, Italy
Since its early debut in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated human communities all over the world much as a global hurricane. Its dramatic impacts on health, on the population, on the economy and on the society as a whole have suddenly put us in touch with tragedies, as the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and the Great 1929 recession, that we considered as belonging to our history only, especially in western countries. Unlike most previous pandemics, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the first one in mankind history under the lenses of science during its entire course observed so far. However, the poor success in mitigating both its nasty direct impact on health and its indirect impacts on society has led to an endless list of scientific questions in almost all scientific fields, including demography. The present Thematic Series, whose contributions cover a wide spectrum of demographic topics related to the first pandemic wave, aims to be a contribution to answering at least some of these numerous questions.
Egidi, V., & Manfredi, P. (2021). Population dynamics and demography of Covid-19. Introduction. Genus, 77, 36, 1-10.
Soneji, S., Beltrán-Sánchez, H., Yang, J. W., & Mann, C. (2021). Population-level mortality burden from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and North America. Genus, 77, 7, 1-14.
Vanella, P., Basellini, U., & Lange, B. (2021). Assessing excess mortality in times of pandemics based on principal component analysis of weekly mortality data—the case of COVID-19. Genus, 77, 16, 1-36.
Makinde, O. A., Akinyemi, J. O., Ntoimo, L. F., Ajaero, C. K., Ononokpono, D., Banda, P. C., ... & al. (2021). Risk assessment for COVID-19 transmission at household level in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from DHS. Genus, 77, 24, 1-20.
Giorgi, J., & Boertien, D. (2021). The potential impact of co-residence structures on socio-demographic inequalities in COVID-19 mortality. Genus, 77, 20, 1-37.
Bernardi, F., Cozzani, M., & Zanasi, F. (2021). Social inequality and the risk of living in a nursing home: implications for the COVID-19 pandemic. Genus, 77, 9, 1-16.
Furfaro, E., Rivellini, G., Pelle, E., & Zaccarin, S. (2021). Constructing personal networks in light of COVID-19 containment measures. Genus, 77, 17, 1-26.
Luppi, F., Rosina, A., & Sironi, E. (2021). On the changes of the intention to leave the parental home during the COVID-19 pandemic: a comparison among five European countries. Genus, 77, 10, 1-23.
Busetta, G., Campolo, M. G., Fiorillo, F., Pagani, L., Panarello, D., & Augello, V. (2021). Effects of COVID-19 lockdown on university students’ anxiety disorder in Italy. Genus, 77, 25, 1-16.