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Association Between Receipt of Unemployment Insurance and Food Insecurity Among People Who Lost Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

Raifman, J., Bor, J., and Venkataramani, A.

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This study evaluated the association between receipt of unemployment insurance, including a $600/week federal supplement between April and July 2020, and food insecurity among people who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors found that among the study cohort, receiving unemployment insurance was associated with large reductions in food insecurity among people who lost employment during the pandemic. The $600/week federal supplement and larger amounts of unemployment insurance were associated with larger reductions in food insecurity.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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