covid19 - The New School SCEPA
Working Paper—This paper explores how Covid-19 affected the employment and retirement patterns of older workers, with special attention to the distribution of pandemic impacts on those 55 and older.
Brief—2020 Q4 Status of Older Workers Report
5. A Policy Agenda for the Biden Administration: Protecting Older Workers & Strengthening Retirement Security
Pandemics are political, social, and health crises. This course examines the economic policy and microeconomics surrounding the economic crisis spurned by the novel-coronavirus. Explore social and economic issues which policy making would need to address in the midst of an unfolding pandemic recession.
Much like the United States, the Brazilian government was slow to react to the virus, and Brazil joined us as one of the global epicenters of COVID-19 cases and deaths. New research shows that, also like the States, pre-existing inequities in living and working conditions along racial, educational, and class lines are at the root of the higher infection and mortality rates observed in low-income and non-white communities. The research also shows that without government aid, COVID exacerbates inequality.
Brief— SCEPA's latest research finds that the COVID-19 recession worsens the inequality of job safety among older workers.