Beth Jarosz is a senior research associate in U.S. Programs. She joined PRB in 2013. Her focus is on subnational demographic and socio-economic trends, estimation and forecasting, and trends in child well-being. Jarosz previously worked as an instructor at Pensacola State College and as a demographer at the San Diego Association of Governments. Jarosz holds a master’s degree in demographic and social analysis from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Rhode Island. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been quoted in national media, including Fortune and CityLab (The Atlantic).
The Nation’s Preexisting Condition: How Rising Inequality Exacerbated the Economic Toll of the Coronavirus
Rising income inequality and a shift to lower-wage service jobs placed millions of working Americans in vulnerable economic positions with limited savings or job benefits to cushion the coronavirus pandemic’s economic toll.