As states enact sweeping measures to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the burden of such efforts may deepen existing social and economic inequities, particularly among vulnerable women and children. In this webinar, Quianta Moore, fellow in Child Health Policy, analyzed the impact of recent coronavirus legislation, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, on low-income working women. She also discussed the long-term effects of parental stress on young children and highlighted concerns about increases in child abuse and maltreatment amid ongoing stay-at-home orders. The session included a live Q&A, moderated by Zeinab Bakhiet, research associate in Child Health Policy.
Moore's PowerPoint presentation can be found here.
She also has a new issue brief available on this topic, co-written by public finance fellow Joyce Beebe and research associate Zeinab Bakhiet — Hidden Figures: The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Low-Income Women and Their Children.
2:00 p.m. — Presentation
2:30 pm — Q&A
Quianta Moore, M.D., J.D., is a fellow in child health policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Her research focuses on developing empirically informed policies to advance the health of children. Moore utilizes mixed methodologies, including community-based participatory research and surveys, to gain insight into the health needs of communities and to develop data-driven, tailored health policy recommendations. Moreover, she helps funders and community stakeholders develop strategies to support an equitable future for children and their communities. Her most recent work identified critical challenges in early childhood development and provided policy recommendations to address them. The report was disseminated nationally and locally. Moore received an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Cornell University.