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City Limits: NYC Households With Children Hit Hardest by Economic Loss in Pandemic, Analysis Finds


December 16, 2020

“Adults with kids at home are more likely than other New Yorkers to have lost income since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of census data by the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC). And among those families, the hardest hit are low-wage working families and Latinos.

Access to childcare has long been an issue, but the pandemic has highlighted just how essential it is for many parents to keep their jobs. In fact, CCC’s findings show 13 percent of adults living with children in New York City reported not working during the health crisis because they had to be home with their children, who weren’t in school or daycare anymore.

CCC’s analysis is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which has been surveying households to track the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and the first batch of publicly-available data covers April 23 to July 21.”

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