Date of Award

Fall 10-25-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Karna Basu

Academic Program Adviser

Karna Basu


The following study examines ways in which COVID-19 has disrupted the United States labor market. My findings present disproportionately negative effects of COVID-19 on employment, labor force participation, worker absence, and weekly working hours for the female population in my sample, as well as veterans, disabled persons, and racial minorities.



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