Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/244233
Authors: 
Honoré, Bo E.
Hu, Luojia
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 2020-19
Publisher: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Abstract: 
This paper documents that the employment of Asian Americans with no college education has been especially hard hit by the economic crisis associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. This cannot be explained by differences in demographics or in job characteristics. Asian American employment is also harder hit unconditional on education. This suggests that different selection into education levels across ethnic groups alone cannot explain the main results. This pattern does not apply to the 2008 economic crisis. Our findings suggest that this period might be fundamentally different from the previous recession.
Subjects: 
Employment
Pandemic
Asian Americans
Racial Disparity
JEL: 
J21
J70
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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