March 2023

Spotlight on: Work and Education After the Pandemic

Many low-income workers have been left behind in a post-COVID-19 era of work

Contributors: Vicki Lens, Katie Gamalski, Lily Bushman-Copp, and Caterina Pisciotta

Issues Areas: Covid 19, Education

Poverty Tracker data finds that, while the effects of the pandemic are fading for many, its damaging economic consequences persist, especially among low-income workers and students. Policies tailored for different times and different circumstances require revamping to restore the economic stability and dreams of these vulnerable populations.