This entry focuses upon the significance of race and ethnicity in relation to COVID-19 and, in particular, upon the disparities faced during the pandemic by racial and ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Empirical research into physical health; mental health; and engagement in preventive behaviors in the context of COVID-19 is discussed. The entry highlights some of the main social psychological factors that appear to contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in relation to COVID-19.
|Title of host publication||Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology|
|Editors||G. Ritzer, C. Rojek, M. Ryan|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|