30 Jul. 2020 | Comments (0)
The COVID-19 pandemic—with its public health, social, and economic shocks—appeared destined to severely harm the most vulnerable Americans. In response, the US Congress enacted one of the largest assistance packages in its history. Northwestern Professor Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Director and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, joins to discuss what we know about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected low-income families to date and the outlook for US poverty ahead.