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Anna Crockett and Xiaohan Zhang

Understanding which teachers were likelier to leave the industry over the past two years and the factors that could have influenced their decision to leave are at the heart of this study.


Xiaohan Zhang and Jason Saving

In many respects, the pandemic has disproportionately harmed low-income workers. Earnings growth, triggered by labor shortages and high turnover rates, could be a rare exception.

Jane Santa Cruz and Marycruz De Leon

Like millions of people across the U.S., many residents of Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico struggle to find the internet access they need for school, work and daily life.

Anna Crockett and Xiaohan Zhang

When the pandemic first struck and many child care centers closed, ECE worker unemployment spiked. Now that two years have passed since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, to what extent has the industry recovered?

Xiaohan Zhang and Jason Saving

Despite the Earned Income Tax Credit’s many benefits, a large percentage of qualified workers do not claim it.

Emily Ryder Perlmeter

As more Texas mortgages exit forbearance, ZIP codes with larger vulnerability will be at particular risk for financial stress.

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