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COVID-19 widened gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots,’ IUNI affiliates find

Thursday, Feb 25th 2021 by Stephanie Hernandez McGavin

The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered severe health and economic consequences, but a new study from two IUNI Advisory Council Members shows the negative effects are compounded for those who were already struggling economically prior to the outbreak. Bernice Pescosolido. Earlier this month, IUNI Advisory Council Members Bernice Pescosolido and Brea Perry (IUB Sociology) published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found the pandemic has widened the gap between the “haves” and “have nots.”  Black adults were three times as likely as white adults to report food insecurity, as well as being laid off or unemployed, during... Read More

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