COVID-19 SPECIAL EDITION | SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Economic Fallout of the Pandemic

April 16, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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CSSW Communications


The measures necessary to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a drastic slowdown in economic activity in the United States and globally. While it may be too early to tell how bad the damage will be, early indicators, including the massive number of unemployment claims in the U.S., suggest we are facing an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions in recent history, with severe consequences for the poorest and most marginalized communities. In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Dr. Zachary Parolin (bio), a research scientist at our School’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy, to talk about which demographic groups are likely to be most affected by the economic crisis. They will also discuss what role policymakers can play to fight the economic fallout and avoid large increases in poverty.

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