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Urban Exodus? Understanding Human Mobility in Britain During the COVID-19 Pandemic Using Facebook Data (preprint)

  title={Urban Exodus? Understanding Human Mobility in Britain During the COVID-19 Pandemic Using Facebook Data (preprint)},
  author={Francisco Rowe and Alessia Calafiore and Daniel Arribas‐Bel and Krasen Samardzhiev and Martin Fleischmann},
Existing empirical work has focused on assessing the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions on human mobility to contain the spread of COVID-19. Less is known about the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the spatial patterns of population movement within countries. Anecdotal evidence of an urban exodus from large cities to rural areas emerged during early phases of the pandemic across western societies. Yet, these claims have not been empirically assessed. Traditional… 

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