Building an equitable recovery: the role of race, labor markets, and education

The present economic downturn is unique among modern recessions. In response to the emergence of [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19, policymakers shut down large portions of the economy, leading to layoffs and cascading economic problems in order to save lives. Health concerns also led individuals to significant shifts in economic behavior. This report explains how this recession is different from past recessions - and how it is similar. In at least one respect, the current calamity falls well within the trends of American history: it is plagued by racial inequity. In most recessions, unemplo ... Show more

Authors: Hamilton, Darrick; Biu, Ofronama; Famighetti, Christopher; Green, Avi ... [+] Show more

Published: [New York, New York], Institute on Race and Political Economy, 2021

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 46 p.

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