ISR Insights Speaker Series – Motor City at a Standstill: Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Detroit

June 1, 2020

ANN ARBOR – ISR Insights Speaker Series is a series focusing on the research happening at ISR.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Detroit has emerged as an epicenter of the crisis. To date, more than 1300 Detroiters have died from a coronavirus infection and 43 percent of city residents have lost their jobs. In this ISR Insights talk, Jeffrey Morenoff (Professor, Sociology and Public Policy; Director, Population Studies Center) and Lydia Wileden (PhD Candidate, Sociology and Public Policy; Population Studies Center trainee) discuss efforts by the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study — a panel study of more than 1100 Detroiters — to capture the real-time experiences of Detroiters and share insights from two survey waves on the dramatic financial precarity facing many Detroit households and the behavioral and economic changes residents are making to get by.

For more on this research, listen to Jeff’s Michigan Minds Podcast episode.

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