Socio-Demographic Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Edited by David A. Swanson (University of California Riverside, Emeritus Professor) and Richard R. Verdugo (National Education Association, Retired)
Published by INFORMATION AGE PUBLISHING
The 15 chapters in this book are focused on the United States. The book's socio-demographic perspective has been informed not only by sociologists and demographers, but by authors representing a wide range of fields, including gender studies, geography, mathematics, political science, public health, Information technology, and statistics. It is focused on research and policy questions and organized into four parts: (1) data quality; (2) modeling; (3) analysis, and (4) policy issues.
The book makes clear that to better deal with future pandemics we need to; (1) incorporate "lessons-learned" into our institutional structures and planning efforts; (2) harness social activism efforts to improve health outcomes for all, (3) modernize our data systems to increase transparency; and (4) build trust not only between institutions and the general public but among individuals.
Expected release date: September 1, 2023