COVID-19, Inequality, and Social Stratification in Africa

Obeng-Odoom F, 2020, ‘Covid-19, Inequality, and Social Stratification in Africa’, African Review of Economics and Finance, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 3-37.

35 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020

Date Written: May 4, 2020

Abstract

The global health emergency reflects systemic global inequalities central to which is social stratification in Africa. While existing analyses frame Africa as needy of global ‘help’, this editorial argues that whether in terms of the economics of inequality, pandemics, or recovery, Africa can teach the rest of the world key lessons.

Keywords: Global Health Crisis, Africa, Inequality, Social Stratification

Suggested Citation

Obeng-Odoom, Franklin, COVID-19, Inequality, and Social Stratification in Africa (May 4, 2020). Obeng-Odoom F, 2020, ‘Covid-19, Inequality, and Social Stratification in Africa’, African Review of Economics and Finance, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 3-37., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3592122

Franklin Obeng-Odoom (Contact Author)

University of Helsinki ( email )

University of Helsinki
Helsinki, NC
Finland

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