Estimating Poverty in the Covid-19 Era

This Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin at Madison webinar examined what can be known in real time about recent changes in poverty. Specific questions covered in the webinar included:

  • How did the nature of the pre-Covid economy create risks for poverty? How do these risks vary across demographic groups and geographies?
  • What likely has happened to poverty rates and what will happen over the next several months as a result of the Covid-19 economic fall-out?
  • To what extent have initial federal policy responses buffered any effects on poverty? (And what factors may be limiting their anti-poverty potential?)
  • What factors and data should researchers, advocates, and policymakers be tracking now and in the coming months?      

Speakers included researchers from the University of Washington, Urban Institute, Columbia University, American University, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
July, 2020
July 15, 2020
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