DemSem: Marci Ybarra (UW-Madison), “No Calm Before the Storm: Low-Income Latina Immigrant and Citizen Mothers Before and After COVID-19”

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8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building 1180 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706
@ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
DemSem Webpage with full semester schedule

Lunch will be served at 11:45am.

From Dr. Ybarra:

“We draw on interviews before and after COVID-19 with thirty-eight Latina immigrant and citizen mothers, most of whom are undocumented. We find that pre-pandemic distrust of public institutions and the safety net was common, increased after COVID-19, and negatively affected undocumented respondents’ post-pandemic circumstances. Our findings suggest that safety net expansion on its own will not offset pandemic effects for these families without addressing exclusion from public benefits and alienation from and distrust of government.”