Forget the work-from-home revolution or quiet quitting: The COVID-19 pandemic's biggest impact on the U.S. labor market will be as a mass disability event. It's a shock that the economy is not well prepared to handle.
Dec 7, 2022
Kathryn Anne Edwards (she/her) is an adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on the intersection of labor markets and public policy, including unemployment and unemployment insurance (UI); women's labor supply after children; the challenge facing women in retirement; poverty alleviation; and Social Security. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Edwards completed her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin. While a student, she was a trainee at the Center for Demography and Human Ecology, a graduate fellow of the Institute for Research on Poverty, and a summer fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago through the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.
Kathryn Anne Edwards, "Who Helps the Unemployed? Workers' Receipt of Public and Private Cash Transfers," IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 9(1), 2020
Kathryn Anne Edwards; Jeffrey B Wenger, "Parents of an Unemployed Child: Labor Supply, Consumption, and Savings Effects," IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 8(1), 2019
Jennifer L. Scott, Kathryn Anne Edwards, and Alexandra Stanczyk, "Moonlighting to the Side Hustle: The effect of working an extra job on household poverty for households with less formal education," Families in Society, 101(3), 2020
Jason Wards and Kathryn Edwards, "CPS Nonresponse During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Explanations, Extent, and Effects," Labour Economics, 72(October), 2021
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