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‘I’ve Never Seen Numbers This Bad’

June 1, 2020
IPR Director and economist Diane Schanzenbach details the nation’s widespread COVID-19 food crisis and calls on lawmakers to act.

Research Provides Cautious Optimism About COVID-19 And Pregnancy

May 26, 2020
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IPR economist Hannes Schwandt’s review of existing evidence shows the rate of reported COVID-19 deaths among pregnant mothers is low, and when they are infected most of them experience mild cases or show no symptoms.

Food Insecurity Remains at Persistently High Levels in May

May 18, 2020
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The latest report from IPR Director and economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and research analyst Abigail Pitts shows that 1 in 3 respondents report food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most Americans Support Vote by Mail During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 29, 2020
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IPR political scientist James Druckman collaborated on a nationwide survey that finds the majority of Americans support efforts to make it easier to vote by mail in the upcoming November election.

IPR Coronavirus Media Mentions and Research

May 26, 2020
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Stay up-to-date with latest IPR faculty mentions in the news about COVID-19 and other IPR news related to the coronavirus.

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