What’s Fair Got to Do with It? Pandemic Preferences Regarding Work, Childcare, and Income

Annabelle Hutchinson, Sarah Khan, and Hilary Matfess In our new article, “Childcare, Work, and Household Labor During a Pandemic: Evidence on Parents’ Preferences in the United States,” we consider how American heterosexual families navigated the sudden collapse of childcare availability in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings point to the persistence of gender … Read more

Can messages addressing both liberals’ and conservatives’ concerns increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake?

Emma R. Knapp, Brianna A. Smith, and Matthew P. Motta How to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most polarizing policy questions in the United States. While liberals have focused on COVID-19 as a key public health threat, to be combatted aggressively with lockdowns, school closures, masking, and vaccination, many conservatives … Read more

Pandemic Panic: Unavoidable or a Byproduct of Policy Making?

Post written by Emma Singh and Sydney Weiss In the incipience of SARS-CoV-2, a palpable panic pervaded the globe. Hordes of shoppers wiped shelves clean of Clorox wipes and toilet paper; children called their parents and grandparents, frantically urging them to stay inside at all costs. Trepidation spread to social media, as internet influencers called … Read more

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