Harper-Anderson Explores Economic Impact of COVID-19, CARES Act on Black Workers and Businesses in Virginia
July 13, 2020
Wilder School associate professor of urban and regional planning Elsie Harper-Anderson, Ph.D.'s latest study explores economic impact of COVID-19 and the CARES Act on Black workers and businesses in Virginia.
“African American workers and businesses were systematically excluded from participating [in] and prospering from the resources offered due to their underrepresentation in many of the industries favored by the legislation,” said Harper-Anderson.
Her new project, “An Analysis of the Economic Impact of COVID-19 and the CARES Act on African American Workers and Businesses in Virginia,” is one of 31 supported by VCU’s COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity, led by the VCU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation with support from the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. The program provides funding for VCU research that will help better understand and respond to the pandemic.
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