New COVID-19 Working Papers: September 13, 2021
Three new working papers distributed this week report on the economic, health, and related consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and public policies that respond to it. One studies recent movements in labor force participation and concludes that much of its decline during the pandemic can be attributed to variation in job-loss and job-finding rates (29222). Another reports that in the Barbados, better-educated women were less likely to lose their jobs during the pandemic (29231). Yet another examines mortality rates for groups with different educational attainment in the US, finding that excess mortality from COVID has not increased relative all-cause mortality of non-college graduates relative to that for college graduates (29241).
More than 450 NBER working papers have addressed various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These papers are open access and have been collected for easy reference. Like all NBER papers, they are circulated for discussion and comment, and have not been peer-reviewed. View them in reverse chronological order or by topic area.