Morenoff details How COVID-19 is Impacting Detroit Residents

June 10, 2020

The Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) is a University of Michigan initiative that regularly surveys a representative group of Detroit residents about their communities, asking about their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and aspirations.When COVID-19 began spreading across Detroit, the DMACS project leads adjusted the strategy to begin studying the impact of the pandemic on Detroit residents. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Jeffrey Morenoff, Director of the Institute for Social Research Population Studies Center, explains the goals of DMACS and shares recent findings from the surveys on how Detroiters are experiencing the pandemic.”The goal is to learn about people in Detroit-their socioeconomic circumstances, their health and well-being, and ways in which they feel attached to their communities,” Morenoff says. “When the pandemic hit, we were already planning to do another survey and we thought at that point we should pivot and start asking questions that were pertinent to COVID-19.”

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