Poverty, Inequality, and COVID-19

With 16 million new unemployment claims and disproportionate deaths among African-Americans, COVID-19 is upending the labor market and highlighting long-standing inequalities. Read up on the latest research on how this pandemic is affecting poverty, inequality, and labor market outcomes:

  • The crisis is hurting women's employment more than men's (NBER)
  • Parents and their children have reported a deterioration in their mental health (EconoFact)
  • How are structural inequalities contributing to death rates among African Americans? (Brookings)
  • Economic downturn could rival the Great Depression (GSB)


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Publication Date: 
April, 2020