Covid 19

A State of Being

Studying Covid-19’s Effect on Community Vulnerability in Massachusetts

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the weak hidden foundations upon which our ‘prosperous’ society was built, and exacerbated visible ones. The most visible of these factors is the sudden jump in unemployment over the summer. This project aims to develop a ‘Community Vulnerability Index’ to understand the devastating effects the health and economic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. It aims to identify communities in Massachusetts most affected by heightened unemployment during the summer for targeted relief and developmental assistance.

Slide Comments
Project Cover Project Cover
Data Sources and Index Development Data Sources and Index Development
Summer Unemployment Rates Summer Unemployment Rates
R Code Development R Code Development
R Code Development R Code Development
Index Mapped Index Mapped
Top 10 Worst Hit Top 10 Worst Hit
Top 10 Least Hit Top 10 Least Hit
Detailed Factor Analysis Detailed Factor Analysis
Policy Recommendations Policy Recommendations

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