Employment Security and Psychological Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Wisconsin

Speaker:  Mariétou Ouayogodé, Assistant Professors of Population Health Sciences, UW–Madison

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, described as humanity’s worst crisis since World War II, led to unprecedented job losses, raising concerns for job insecurity for many Americans. These effects were inequitable across population groups and job industries and may have important effects on individual psychological well-being as evidenced by recent findings of job loss during the first quarter of the pandemic decreasing psychological distress for African American low-income workers. In this talk, Ouayogodé will discuss the impact of job disruptions on changes in individual psychological distress during the first-two years of the pandemic in Wisconsin.

This talk will be held online.  Register for the virtual talk via Zoom here.


Dec 05 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm