Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228429
Authors: 
Matias, Guido
Forsythe, Eliza C.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 20-327
Abstract: 
We study the distributional consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic's impacts on employment. Using CPS data on stocks and flows, we show that the pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities. Although employment losses have been widespread, they have been substantially larger in lower-paying occupations and industries. Individuals from disadvantaged groups, such as Hispanics, younger workers, those with lower levels of education, and women, have suffered both larger increases in job losses and larger decreases in hiring rates. Occupational and industry affiliation can explain only part of the increased job losses among these groups.
Subjects: 
Covid-19
CPS
job losses
occupations
industries
distributional impacts
JEL: 
E24
J21
J31
J62
J63
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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