State Responses to COVID-19, State Reputations and Long-Term Economic Health

Shaping how individuals rate different job opportunities

After weeks of stay at home orders or less intense forms of social distancing, most states have either completely reopened their economies or are in the process of phased re-openings. Yet, in some states COVID-19 cases are increasing significantly and experts warn that even in states with clear declines further shut-downs may be necessary to avoid large spikes. The public within a state pays close attention to these decisions and leader or laggard states even receive a lot of attention from people outside of their borders.

How does this shape perceptions of state governments and states as places to live and work? We examine this question in a recent post at Three Streams Blog and discuss our research which looked at how state government responses to COVID-19 shaped how individuals rate different job opportunities.

Article Topics: economy, employment, research
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