The Immediate Impacts of Coronavirus on Americans’ Economic Security

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented, abrupt, and stark reduction in economic activity. This project will examine how the pandemic is affecting Americans’ financial well-being using previous, ongoing, and soon to be fielded Understanding America Study surveys that…

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Assessing the Economic Impact Payment in the Older Population

This project will use data collected by the Health and Retirement Study in its 2020 wave to study awareness and impact of the Economic Impact Payment stimulus on different groups of older Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Geographic Variation in Disability Insurance Application and Awards in the Wake of the Coronavirus Epidemic

The enormous health and economic burdens imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic may impact Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application and receipt in several ways. Patients who recover from COVID-19 can have long-term health consequences that preclude work, others will delay…

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