Pandemic Economics

Jobs Lost and the Child Care Conundrum

May 14, 2020

Since March, 22% of American workers lost their jobs. How can we begin to think about such an unprecedented deterioration in the labor market? Erik Hurst has studied who exactly has stopped collecting a paycheck and gives context to the staggering numbers. Then, Joseph Vavra shares his research on one of the most critical hurdles for parents to get back to work – childcare. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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