The COVID States Project #30: Economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic [post]

Matthew Baum, Jennifer Lin, David Lazer, Katherine Ognyanova, Roy H. Perlis, James Druckman, Mauricio Santillana, Alexi Quintana, Matthew Simonson, Jon Green, Ata Uslu, Adina Gitomer (+1 others)
2021 unpublished
As of this writing, Congress appears to be in the late stages of negotiating the parameters of a possible COVID relief package, based on the roughly $908 billion proposal recently introduced by a bipartisan and bicameral group of Senators and Representatives. However, it remains uncertain whether Congress will pass, and the president will sign into law, another significant COVID relief package, or if it does, what elements such a package will contain. At the same time, reports of widespread
more » ... omic suffering among Americans are rapidly proliferating, even as most previous relief measures, ranging from extended unemployment benefits to eviction student loan payment moratoriums, have already expired or are set to expire in the coming weeks. In order to better understand the economic circumstances of Americans in the pandemic economy, this report explores some of the economic hardships confronting Americans, both nationally and across the individual states.
doi:10.31219/ fatcat:vwgndy76pbc6pctrx5do4qirle