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Title: The COVID-19 crisis and (in)equity: what lessons can we learn?

Authors: Tonia Warnecke

Addresses: Department of Social Entrepreneurship, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue – 2781, Winter Park FL 32789, USA

Abstract: Focusing on the USA, this article discusses the COVID-19 pandemic; the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on disadvantaged and marginalised populations; and the ways the country's crisis response exacerbated these impacts. Topics discussed include the gig economy, the digital divide, healthcare access and provision, remote work, national crisis management, the paycheck protection program, worker safety, and unemployment. The article highlights lessons we can learn from this experience to reframe decision-making processes for greater inclusivity.

Keywords: COVID-19; crisis; crisis management; digital divide; economics; gender; inequity; pandemic; pluralism; policy; race; remote work; risk management; USA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2021.118148

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.8 - 13

Received: 25 Oct 2020
Accepted: 13 Jun 2021

Published online: 13 Oct 2021 *

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