Four ways inequality has widened during the pandemic : The Indicator from Planet Money The coronavirus has devastated the U.S. economy, but it hasn't affected everyone equally. Today on the show, four ways the pandemic has deepened inequality.
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Inequities Of The Pandemic

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Inequities Of The Pandemic

Inequities Of The Pandemic

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FRANKFORT, KY - JUNE 19: Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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The coronavirus has disrupted nearly every aspect of daily life...but it hasn't disrupted things equally for everybody.

Eight months into the pandemic, we have a much better idea of how the pandemic has affected different groups of people. The biggest finding? Not all pandemic experiences are created equal.

Recent data has shown some incredibly stark differences that divide up along class, race, gender, and educational attainment. Cardiff and Stacey take a look at four inequities that have emerged in the COVID-19 era.

SHOW NOTE LINKS

-- Survey of Consumer Finances

-- Pew research on racial disparities

-- CBPP Jobs Report

-- Wall Street Journal article on class disparities

-- Pew research on employment for mothers

-- New York Times article on gender inequities

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