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Fed@YourDesk: The Economic Gains from Equity

August 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 2:30 pm EDT

Fed At Your Desk Economic Gains from Equity

In the United States, gender and race remain largely unexplained predictors of labor market outcomes in the economy. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women and communities of color will likely increase associated disparities. The presenters will explain how these disparities have hindered economic activity in significant ways and could continue to do so. Join this session to learn

  • How disparities have evolved over the past two decades
  • Where disparities are most pronounced, including employment, hours worked, educational attainment, and occupation
  • Economic costs of educational and labor market disparities
  • What the dollar cost is to the economy


Speakers will discuss their recent publication. Questions are encouraged and can be submitted in advance of the presentation.

  • Laura Choi, vice president, community development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Lily Seitelman, research associate, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Shelby Buckman, research associate, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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