DMACS: Detroiters' financial recovery from COVID mixed

May 29, 2022 Axios Detroit

The economic recovery form the COVID-19 recession has been mixed for residents of Detroit, Axios reports, based on a recent Detroit Metro Area Communities Study survey.

Axios quoted Lydia Wileden, a research associate who co-wrote the report, who went into the data analysis with two at-odds hypotheses:

  • In one scenario, COVID-19 could have been a "great equalizer" that shocked the economic system to help reduce inequality, she says.
  • In the other scenario, which now seems to be the more accurate one, "we're actually seeing this pulling apart and reinforcing inequality," Wileden says.