COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Virtual Learning

In collaboration with Ong & Associates, this report by CNK examines the digital divide in virtual learning during the latter part of the 2019‒20 academic year when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to end face-to-face teaching. The analysis uses data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey (HPS) covering the 12-week period from April 23 […]

California Neighborhoods and COVID-19 Vulnerabilities

Released earlier today, this new report by CNK consists of a series of policy briefs covering the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on neighborhoods throughout California. The project focuses on identifying the broad vulnerabilities to COVID-19 and their disparities across neighborhoods in California. For this analysis, the census tract is the basic unit of […]

Inequality and COVID-19 Job Displacement

In collaboration with Ong & Associates, a new CNK report released today reveaks how the coronavirus pandemic has illuminated racial and socioeconomic disparities in the ongoing economic crisis and subsequent job displacements. This research brief, utilizing data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey, examines racial and social inequality in job displacement resulting from COVID-19 […]

Systemic Racial Inequality and the COVID-19 Homeowner Crisis

In partnership with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and Ong & Associates, CNK released a new report today, covering critical new research as part of a series of COVID-19 Research Initiative policy briefs documenting the systemic racial inequalities of the pandemic. This brief analyzes data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s weekly Household Pulse Survey, […]

Reliable, accurate and complete count for 2020 Census is at risk

UCLA study forecasts a severe undercount for people of color, immigrants and low-income individuals A UCLA report published today shows that the 2020 Census will severely undercount immigrants, low-income people and people of color. Two key reasons are the COVID-19 pandemic and a directive issued July 21 by the Trump administration to cut population data […]

Systemic Racial Inequality and the COVID-19 Renter Crisis

As a collaborative effort with the UCLA Institute on Inequality & Democracy, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, and Ong & Associates, a new report released on August 7, 2020 breaks down how the coronavirus pandemic has intensified the plight of mass eviction for renters. In particular, the research shows how Black and Latinx renters are […]