Resilience After Recession: The Emerging Landscape for American Workers and Families

September 29, 2021 1:47:00
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have consequences for the U.S. economy and has exacerbated economic disparities facing American women, people of color, and low-wage workers. Although the recovery is narrowing those disparities, many challenges threaten to have longer-term effects: persistent inequities in labor market outcomes, greater housing insecurity, reduced access to child care, and widened disparities in educational attainment. Now is an opportune moment to assess where there have been positive developments and where new policies are needed to ensure long-term stability and opportunity for families and workers.

Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson participated in a panel hosted by the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution examining how different groups are experiencing the economic recovery from the recession and policy solutions to ensure the recovery is more broadly felt.