The Way Back: Assessing Economic Recovery Among Black Americans During COVID-19

September 29, 2021
Economic Security & Inequality, Recessions


The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn affected Americans from every socioeconomic background. A year and a half later, mortality rates and slowed labor market recovery have differed starkly among racial and ethnic groups. Those who were the most disadvantaged at the start of the pandemic are still struggling to recover. Bradley Hardy, Georgetown University, and Trevon Logan, The Ohio State University, revisit their previous work for Hamilton Project and assess the economic recovery of Black Americans throughout the pandemic.