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Worldwide lockdown and rising infection rate of Covid-19 slowed down the economy in all countries. Restaurants, considered an essential business, took a particulary heavy hit from the lockdown. The goal of my research is to find if the effect of Covid-19 infection rate is stil as significant on restaurant workers employment probability or if restaurants found a solution.

Using the IPUMS data, USAFacts data and STATA software I observed the impact of COVID-19 infection rate in the local labor market on the probability of being employed in restaurant industry.

The results present that the situation is becoming better with time as the COVID-19 effect was twice as small in February of 2021 compared to April of 2020

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Some of the solutions that restaurants seem to develop is introducing improved quality of takeout options as well as offering delivery.


ECN 428

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Francesco Renna