Case Report Week of April 13, 2020

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You're reading Case Report, a weekly digest of our expert network's best research, analysis, and policy recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Economic Fallout from the COVID-19 Crisis on Developing Economies

While much coverage has been devoted to how COVID-19 has hit the world's richest countries, economist Megan Greene and Econofact Executive Editor Michael Klein tackle how the crisis is impacting developing economies. [Econofact]

The Unemployed and Essential Low-Wage Workers After the CARES Act

In the wake of the newly-enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, economists Patricia Anderson and Phillip Levine analyze how increased unemployment benefits will impact unemployed and essential low-wage workers. [Econofact]

Snapshot of the COVID Crisis Impact on Working Families

Economist Elizabeth Ananat and psychologist Anna Gassman-Pines team up to create a holistic picture of how working class families have been hit by COVID-19, both socially and economically. [Econofact]

Lessons From the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Economist Robin McKnight joins Phillip Levine for another coronavirus piece, this one focused on what we can learn from the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, and how socioeconomic factors lead to disproportionate impacts on different populations. [Econofact]

Responsiveness of the Safety Net During Downturns: Lessons from the Great Recession

In this brief from last fall, economist Marianne Bitler analyzes how changes in the social safety net performed during the last economic downturn - providing key insights for how helpful it will be in the era of COVID-19. [Econofact]