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The safety net during the pandemic: Childcare, paid leave, and income-support programs


As the US starts returning to a post-pandemic nor­mal, it is useful to assess how workers and families fared during the COVID-19 pandemic to help inform future policies and crisis response. To address these questions, the nonpartisan research organization NORC at the University of Chicago fielded a longitudinal survey of working-age adults for AEI shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The survey is unique because it follows the same individuals over 18 months, asking them questions about their household employment, use of childcare and paid leave, participation in safety-net pro­grams, and attitudes about government. (author abstract)

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