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Older Women and Older Black Workers Are Overrepresented in High-Risk Jobs

Aida Farmand (), Teresa Ghilarducci, Siavash Radpour and Bridget Fisher
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Bridget Fisher: Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), https://www.economicpolicyresearch.org

No 2020-04, SCEPA policy note series. from Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School

Abstract: The COVID-19 recession increased the risks of job loss and getting sick on the job and worsened the inequality in the distribution of job safety among older workers. Older women workers and older Black workers are underrepresented in safe jobs and overrepresented in jobs at risk for job loss and illness.

Keywords: Covid-19; Public health; Workers; Jobs; Unemployment; Risk; Frontline; Race; Older workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E21 E24 I14 J32 J38 J62 J83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6 pages
Date: 2020-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-mac, nep-ore and nep-pbe
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