Covid-19: Economic Impact on Low-Income Mothers

Public health and economic measures enacted to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and mitigate the financial impact on families have unintended consequences for low-income women and their children. The authors explain why.

This brief is part of a series on the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable families. The other reports focus on undocumented immigrants in the United States; and the effects of parental stress on the developing brains of children; and resettled refugees in the U.S.