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Wolfers provides analysis, expectations for post-pandemic economy

Apr 22, 2021 NBC News
“Much of the gain of economic growth over recent decades has gone to capital rather than labor, and to the highly paid, rather than a broader group of workers,” Wolfers said. “A strong economy — and worker shortages — could help rebalance somewhat,...
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Stevenson discusses drop in labor force participation amongst women

Apr 15, 2021 DPTV
As part of a Detroit Public TV special segment on the brutal economic effect of the COVID-19 recession on women, Betsey Stevenson discusses the precipitous drop in female labor force participation over the last year — a shocking 57% drop, to the...
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Udow-Phillips: COVID-19 surge related to youth sports

Apr 6, 2021 NBC News
“It’s not happening on the field,” Marianne Udow-Phillips said. “It’s happening in transit and afterward, when people are getting together and eating and not wearing masks. It’s happening at parties and where people are socializing.” Read the NBC...
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Cooney and Shaefer: Pandemic shows government matters

Apr 4, 2021 Bridge Michigan
Patrick Cooney and Luke Shaefer write an opinion for Bridge Michigan. "While a lot of people are hurting right now, we have also found the data tell a pretty simple story: when government acts to buffer families by stabilizing their finances,...
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Mask use low when people visit with friends

Mar 31, 2021
While nearly all Americans use a mask at some point each week, very few consistently wear their mask during many common potentially risky activities. This is true even among adults whose older age or preexisting health conditions put them at...
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Panel explores disproportionate impact of pandemic on women

Mar 30, 2021
In recognition of Women’s History Month, and one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, University of Michigan faculty have shared diverse insights and expertise on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted...
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Stevenson: Pandemic raises questions about inequality

Mar 21, 2021 Bloomberg News
“We’re going to get some gains coming out of this pandemic, but we want to make sure that those gains are more evenly shared, and that we’re supporting workers at the bottom and not just workers at the top," said Betsey Stevenson, also noting the...
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Wileden examines COVID-19 racial disparities in Detroit

Mar 3, 2021 Brookings
"One in every 645 Black people in the United States can expect to die from COVID-19, per data from February 2021. Blacks are 2.1 times more likely than whites to die from the virus. In fact, if Blacks had the same death rate as whites from COVID-19,...
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Barr discusses "The COVID Economy" in podcast

Feb 28, 2021 Burn Bag
Barr discuss the challenges of rebuilding the global economy post-COVID-19, attracting foreign direct investment to the United States, the Robinhood debacle and securities regulation, repeating mistakes from the 2007/08 financial crisis, the risks...
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Parthasarathy comments on Biden's science strategy

Jan 21, 2021 Axios
Emphasizing a need to pay attention to marginalized communities, Shobita Parthasarathy says "Giving people more involvement in decision-making about what research is prioritized and how it is carried out could help "align government's values with...
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Stevenson comments on recession's "triple punch" for women

Jan 12, 2021 CNN
Stevenson tells CNN the impact of the pandemic is a triple punch for women. "They're just disproportionately likely to hold the kinds of jobs we needed to send people home from," said Stevenson. "Women do a lot of caring jobs, in-person jobs....
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Watkins-Hayes addresses COVID-19 vaccine reluctance

Jan 12, 2021 Detroit Free Press
Watkins-Hayes commented in an article in the Detroit Free Press about reluctance in the Black community in Detroit to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. "These racial and class differences are both disconcerting and yet completely understandable and...