COVID-19: No work, essential work, and what they have in common

April 27, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, is it better to work or collect unemployment benefits? With many jobs paying little for dangerous work and the unemployment system getting clogged with applicants, the answer isn’t so simple.

In this episode, we talk to Alicia Sasser-Modestino (associate professor of economics and of public policy and urban affairs; associate director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy).

Litmus is produced and reported by News@Northeastern reporters Emily Arntsen and Aria Bracci. This episode was written and hosted by Aria Bracci. Sound editing by Aria Bracci and Anthony Pulido with mixing and mastering by Anthony Pulido. Edited by David Filipov.