COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Virtual Learning, Fall 2020

With many schools closed and students working remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this new report by CNK indicates improved access to computers and the internet during the Fall school term, but confirms a continuing and persistent digital divide, especially for Black, Hispanic and low -income students. Using data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey, […]

COVID-19 Vulnerability Indicators: California Data for Equity in Public Health Decision-Making

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge and UCLA BRITE Center for Science, Research, and Policy developed vulnerability indicators aimed at identifying which neighborhoods in California are at most risk of becoming impacted by COVID-19 infections. The map includes four important indicators known to significantly increase a person’s medical […]

Unequal Access to Remote Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge released a research brief today that examines the inequalities in access to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis uses data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey (HPS) Phase 2 from August 19th to October 26th, when questions were added covering access to remote work, to assess the […]

Los Angeles Neighborhoods and COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators: A Local Data Model for Equity in Public Health Decision-Making

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, UCLA public health and urban planning experts have developed a predictive model that pinpoints which populations in which neighborhoods of Los Angeles County are most at risk of becoming infected. The researchers hope the new model, which can be applied to other counties and jurisdictions […]

Inequality and COVID-19 Food Insecurity

UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge released a new report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting food insecurity issues and inequalities. Although other research studies have documented an initial increase in food security during the pandemic, the researchers here (Tom Larson, Paul M. Ong, Don Mar, and James H. Peoples Jr.) found a continuing […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Minority Businesses and Systemic Inequality

In collaboration with Ong & Associates, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge recently released a new report on the temporal pattern of the pandemic, the resulting shelter-in-place mandates, and the emerging research on pandemic impacts on minority-owned businesses. While previous studies have documented the pandemic’s impacts in marginalized neighborhoods on labor and housing markets, the report […]