COVID-19 has the potential to affect everyone—but Chicago Booth’s Joseph S. Vavra says the initial economic hardship the virus has created has fallen primarily on the low-skilled and low-income part of the workforce. This could have significant implications for economic inequality, he says, particularly as the the group of workers whose jobs are most immediately in danger are those who tend to have the least savings and are least likely to have employer-provided health insurance.

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