ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ: ΜΕΤΑΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ 19-21 Απριλίου 2021

COVID-19_Regional_Labour

'COVID-19_Regional_Labour' reveals the harsh impact upon employment: New maps and data in the online Regional Statistics Dashboard for Coronavirus COVID-19 in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and other countries of the EU South

 

https://arcg.is/1X0Tbv

https://crl-uoa-youthshare.hub.arcgis.com/

 

update, 5/07/2020

Covid-19 Regional Labour Dashboard

University of Aegean/YOUTH Share - Coronavirus Response & Labour Statistics

The 'COVID-19_Regional_Labour' dashboard, now entering its fourth month, is incorporating new maps that present regional statistics for the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic!!! The dashboard presents and visualizes data for Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Portugal and Malta, currently covering the nuts-2 level regions of all Southern EU states -with the exception of France which is pictured on a nuts-1 level. It includes certain useful indices, such as the per capita shares, while it aspires to an in-depth study of the impact of COVID-19 upon (youth) employment. Regional data revealing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown, and later on of the easing of restrictions upon employment, youth unemployment and the NEETs are eventually incorporated -more to come as soon as they are published.

So far, the Dashboard presents a variety of data and maps allowing for easy comparison and day-by-day monitoring of the virus spread and its consequences. Most of that regional data cannot be easily or directly retrieved by other webGIS applications so far. The 'COVID-19_Regional_Labour' Team does a hard work in order to access and map the required data for all regions and countries under study, yet this is not in all cases doable. Though data for cases and deaths are more or less available for all the regions under focus, especially for the Italian and Spanish ones, this is not the case for employment and unemployment data. The latter are in many cases retrieved by national registries and alternative sources. So far the Dashboard includes the following maps (navigate through the maps using the arrows at the bottom of the central window here https://arcg.is/1X0Tbv or visit them in https://crl-uoa-youthshare.hub.arcgis.com/, section ‘Mapping COVID19 and employment in Southern EU’):

  • Total confirmed cases per region
  • Regional share (%) of deaths per confirmed cases
  • Regional cases per 100.000 inhabitants
  • Regional deaths per 100.000 inhabitants
  • Available hospital beds per 1.000 inhabitants (2017)
  • Young people Not in Employment Education or Training (NEETs, 2019)
  • Regional Unemployment Rates (2019)
  • Total firms under suspension (in April, 25th, 2020)
  • Total employees with a suspended contract (in April, 25th, 2020)
  • Share (%) of employees with a suspended contract over total non-public sector employment (in April, 25th, 2020)
  • Regions with high employment concentrations in Trade, Accommodation, Transport & Food Services (TATFs, Location Quotient- LQ, 2019)
  • Employment concentrations in TATFs vs concentrations in Arts & Entertainment, (LQ, 2019)
  • Employment concentrations in TATFs and Arts & Entertainment vs Sectoral Specialization (LQ and Hirschman-Herfindahl index, 2019)
  • High concentrations of total Cases per Capita, (LQ, 2019)
  • High concentrations of total Deaths per Capita, (LQ, 2019)
  • Total Employment in High Risk Sectors (TAFTs plus Arts plus Construction), (2019)
  • High concentrations of employment in High Risk Sectors (TAFTs plus Arts plus Construction), (LQ, 2019)

Several numerical indices and graphs are also presented: Covid-19 Labour Data Analytics. The national- level data (as in the left column of the Dashboard) are automatically retrieved from Johns Hopkins University while all regional data are retrieved and updated by members of the ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team on an (almost) daily basis.

Additionally, the Dashboard incorporates two very interesting timeline maps that track the uneven expansion of the virus across the regions of the EU South:

  • Timeline of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases (starting from the first reported and ending @April, 25th, to be expanded soon until June, 30th, 2020)
  • Timeline of COVID-19 Deaths (starting from the first reported and ending @ April, 25th, to be expanded soon until June, 30th, 2020)

Τhe COVID-19 pandemic is currently not in an alarming situation across Southern EU but is still expanding across the globe. In Italy and Spain, the death toll has been unexpectedly high. The pandemic is already having a highly negative impact upon society and the economy, in general, and upon NEETs, in particular. The already weak economic situation in the countries of the EU South is expected to deteriorate, turning thousands of young people into NEETs, in a few months’ period. We consider the extensive documentation of daily changes as an important contribution before this new coronavirus-induced crisis further expands. It is crucial to have the starting point as well the impact of existing mitigation policies documented during this very liquid epoch.

 

For any remarks or inquiries please contact: youthshareproject@gmail.com; stgialis@aegean.gr.

 

 

The ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team

Akis Kanelleas, GIS Expert, MA in GIS, Leeds University, YOUTHShare project

Dimitris Psarologos, Geographer, MSc student in Political Economy, Univ. of Athens

Dimitris Voulgaris, Geographer, MSc in Regional & Urban Planning, London School of Econ. & Pol. Sc. (LSE)

Kostas Gourzis, Urban and Regional Planner, PhD student, Univ. of Aegean & YOUTHShare project

Stelios Gialis, Associate Professor, Labour Geography Res. Group, Univ. of Aegean & YOUTHShare project

 

Contributors/ collaborators

Morana Starčević, Sociologist, Executive Director of Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Social Innovators project

Anna Saroukou, Geographer,Univ. of Aegean, Greece

Dimitris Paitaridis, Political Economist, PhD, Institute of Labour (INE GSEE), Greece

 

 

COVID-19_Regional_Labour and its contents -University of the Aegean/ YOUTHShare project, all rights reserved- are provided to the public strictly for informative, educational and academic purposes. The data of the Dashboard are sourced from publicly available data from Eurostat, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), WHO, Statista, Wikipedia and the national authorities of the countries under study, and their consolidation reveals minor discrepancies.

The Dashboard is linked to other ongoing activities and outputs of the YOUTHShare project (http://www.youthshare-project.org/) though it cannot be, in any case, considered as a YOUTHShare output per se.The Dashboard is not funded by any source and it relies upon publicly available data from the above sources that do not always agree. The reliability of the that data sources cannot be verified. The data are updated on a regular basis by the members of ‘COVID-19_Regional_Labour’ team, who volunteer for the development of the Dashboard and the overall result is a work in progress. The contribution of ESRI, US and Marathon Data Services, Greece is highly acknowledged.