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The Covid-19 pandemic “accentuated financial inequalities” in Switzerland
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The Covid-19 pandemic “accentuated financial inequalities” in Switzerland

The National Platform against Poverty presented the first assessment of its monitoring studies on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on poverty and socio-economic inequalities in Switzerland. "To what extent has the Covid-19 pandemic accentuated or otherwise influenced poverty and socioeconomic inequality in Switzerland?" This is the question that the National Platform against Poverty asked itself. It has therefore carried out a monitoring of the research activities in this field and published a report on Thursday, presenting a first assessment as of the end of July 2021. Studies show "that the pandemic and associated control measures led to an immediate widening of socio-economic inequalities. On average, the lower a person's income or wealth before the pandemic, the great...