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Yixia Cai

Yixia Cai is an economist on the domestic team at CEPR. She is a PhD candidate in social welfare at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she is a graduate research fellow with the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). Her areas of research include poverty, economic inequality and instability, low-income working families, and social policy.

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The Rise in Material Hardship Among Working-Class Whites and How It Could Impact the 2020 Election

The rise in material hardship among lower-income whites without college degrees, and the Congressional GOP’s opposition to new legislation addressing it, will likely make it harder for Trump to hold on to these important swing voters in next week’s election.

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