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@UCDavisEcon alum Chloe East spotlights holes in social safety net for NYT

@UCDavisEcon PhD alum Chloe East, now a professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, shared her expertise on how the social safety net was failing many Americans in an interview with the New York Times Upshot.

“There are a lot of flaws and gaps in the unemployment insurance system that were revealed in Covid but have always been there,” East cautioned.

In a recent NBER Working Paper released with @UCDavisEcon Professor Marianne Page and coauthors Sarah Miller and Laura Wherry, East shows how expanding Medicaid to disadvantaged pregnant women improved the health of not only their children, but also their grandchildren. This suggests that the public health safety net program can help counteract the persistent of health inequities.