Mark Mather is associate vice president of U.S. Programs at PRB. Mather has 20 years’ experience communicating population research to policymakers, educators, journalists, and the public. He has authored more than 40 reports and briefs on U.S. population trends and their implications, specializing in issues related to child and family health and well-being. He also works in partnership with the Census Bureau on several projects to increase knowledge and use of American Community Survey data. Mather holds master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research has been cited by The New York Times, the Associated Press, USA Today, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets.
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.