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Aug 24, 2021

Policy Rules Database: Visualizing the US Social Safety Net

The Atlanta Fed and the National Center for Children in Poverty have developed the Policy Rules Database to provide clarity on the complexity of the US social safety net. Partners Update provides an overview of the database and visualization tool.

May 13, 2021

Political Connections, Allocation of Stimulus Spending, and the Jobs Multiplier

Using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) data, the authors of this working paper show that firms use their political connections to win stimulus grants and that public expenditure, when channeled through politically connected firms, hinders job creation.

Apr 30, 2021

Real Experiences of the Pandemic: Monitoring the Crisis

The Atlanta and Boston Feds and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality are cosponsoring a new series of reports, Monitoring the Crisis: American Voices Project. Partners Update examines the first four reports on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on people and communities.

Mar 24, 2021

Tackling an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Southeast

The Atlanta Fed’s Community and Economic Development engagement team launched the Inclusive and Resilient Recovery initiative to support strategies for a more inclusive and resilient economic recovery. Partners Update reflects on the ongoing webinar series and the goals of this initiative.

Feb 10, 2021

Financial Resilience Challenges during the Pandemic

The history of discriminatory policies leaves many Black and Hispanic people less resilient in the face of the economic shock caused by the pandemic. Partners Update examines this history's connections to household financial resilience.

Jan 06, 2021

How Important Is Health Inequality for Lifetime Earnings Inequality?

The authors of this working paper show that poor health accounts for nearly one third of the variation in lifetime earnings at age 65, primarily because it increases eligibility for social security disability benefits. Despite this, they find that these benefits are valuable and should be even more generous.

Jan 04, 2021

Atlanta Fed Announces New Mortgage Forbearance and Delinquency Data Tool

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has released the Mortgage Analytics and Performance Dashboard, an interactive mapping tool that allows users to display forbearance rates and delinquency rates at national, state, county, and ZIP code levels.

Dec 21, 2020

The CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic

How do increased unemployment benefits (through the CARES Act) interact with COVID infection risk and lockdown policy, and how much do they increase unemployment and reduce infection? This Policy Hub article gives an overview of recent Bank research that addresses these questions.

Dec 18, 2020

Who Has COVID-19 Impacted and What's Been Done to Help?

The coronavirus pandemic has had a staggering impact on the labor market in 2020, resulting in roughly 89 million job separations in the United States. For workers hard hit by the crisis, Congress provided relief through the CARES Act and its three unemployment programs. Workforce Currents examines how these pandemic unemployment programs have helped workers, and where they stand as 2020 comes to an end.