With COVID-19 threatening the nation, certain populations are more vulnerable to its health, economic, and education impacts.
In the spring of 2020, community partners asked USC’s Program for Environmental & Regional Equity (now known as the USC Equity Research Institute) to look at certain vulnerable populations in Los Angeles: the elderly, the undocumented, renters, and children on the other side of the digital divide.
To do this, we analyzed three data sets: the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) micro-data (so that we could devise customized disaggregations), a special version of the 2013-2017 ACS in which we previously estimated legal status, and the 2014-2018 ACS summary files which are best for mapping and other sorts of geographic analysis.
Updated: COVID-19 and the Crisis: Vulnerabilities in Los Angeles
Updated May 3, 2020