The health crisis of COVID-19 and subsequent effects on the U.S. economy have propelled to the spotlight the issue of financial security at the household level. Issues like paid leave, dependent care, housing instability, student loan debt, and debt collections were challenges to tens of millions of families across America long before the pandemic emerged – and if we don’t make key changes, they will dampen the economic recovery of our nation.
The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program brought you the research, knowledge, and policies that can help businesses and policymakers triage the immediate effects of the current pandemic, design solutions allowing households to recover, and address the structural challenges to stabilize financial security at the household level.
Events in the Series:
- Building Financial Security in a COVID-19 World: Triage, Recover, Stabilize.
- Stress Test: People, Technology, and the Safety Net in Response to COVID-19.
- The State of Housing: Will Cancelling Rent and Halting Evictions Lead to Recovery?
- Cash Infusions: Stability Now, Security Later
- Student Loan Debt: Is Cancellation What Our Economy Needs?
- Managing, Collecting, and Forgiving Consumer Debt: Lessons for Policymakers and Business Leaders .
- Paid Leave, Livable Wage, Affordable Care: Policies that Could Avert the Next Crisis
- Emergency Savings – Are we Re-Learning Lessons or Have we Reached its Limits?
- When Retirement Savings meets Economic Crisis: Lessons from COVID-19
- Recovery, Re-Employment, and Re-Imagining Work