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Opportunity and equity gaps in Romania – what do early indicators reveal for the fall of 2020?

Ionela-Roxana GLĂVAN


COVID-19, inequality, opportunity, equity gaps


The COVID-19 pandemic has not only risen hurdles for the health care industry and economy evolution, it also contributed significantly to the growing inequality. The research analyzes preliminary impact of coronavirus pandemic on the Romanian economy revealing that there is clear evidence, showing that the groups of people are not equally affected by the pandemic. An up-to date analysis and literature review are conducted using available data sources. Synthesis from Romania research records, suggests as in other European countries, that COVID-19 throws into relief economic effects which associate with inequality factors among groups. In this context, some key policy responses and measures are discussed to mitigate opportunity and equity gaps. Whether a consequence of economy, related to gender, education, health or other type, the observed inequalities in the pandemic context are pervasive.