The health crisis of COVID-19 and subsequent effects on the U.S. economy have propelled to the spotlight the issue of financial security at the household level. Issues like paid leave, dependent care, housing instability, student loan debt, and debt collections were challenges to tens of millions of families across America long before the pandemic emerged – and if we don’t make key changes, they will dampen the economic recovery of our nation.
The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program will bring you the research, knowledge, and policies that can help businesses and policymakers triage the immediate effects of the current pandemic, design solutions allowing households to recover, and address the structural challenges to stabilize financial security at the household level.
- Building Financial Security in a COVID-19 World: Triage, Recover, Stabilize. In Conversation with Ida Rademacher, Vice President at The Aspen Institute and and Joanna Smith-Ramani, Managing Director at The Aspen Institute, on Wednesday, April 15 at 1 pm Eastern.
- Stress Test: People, Technology, and the Safety Net in Response to COVID-19, on Wednesday, April 29 at 1 pm Eastern.
- The State of Housing: Will Cancelling Rent and Halting Evictions Lead to Recovery? On Wednesday, May 6 at 1 pm Eastern.
- Cash Infusions: Stability Now, Security Later, on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 pm Eastern.
- Student Loan Debt: Is Cancellation What Our Economy Needs? On Wednesday, May 20 at 1 pm Eastern.
- Managing, Collecting, and Forgiving Consumer Debt: Lessons for Policymakers and Business Leaders on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 pm Eastern.
- Paid Leave, Livable Wage, Affordable Care: Policies that Could Avert the Next Crisis, on Wednesday, June 3 at 1 pm Eastern.
- Emergency Savings – Are we Re-Learning Lessons or Have we Reached its Limits? On Wednesday, June 10 at 1 pm Eastern.
- When Retirement Savings meets Economic Crisis: Lessons from COVID-19, on Wednesday, June 17 at 1 pm Eastern.
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