Multigenerational Homes Affecting COVID-19’s Impact On Families.

September 28, 2020

NBC News (9/28, Marston) reports a Pew Research study found 29 percent of Asian Americans, 27 percent of Hispanics, 26 percent of Blacks, and just 16 percent of whites “lived in a home with two or more adult generations or grandparents and grandkids under 25 in 2016.” NBC adds, “Living in crowded quarters can be difficult enough in normal times” but “gets even more demanding” during a pandemic. The housing situation may contribute to the high coronavirus mortality rate for Asian Americans, due to “inability to social distance in crowded multigenerational homes” and, when some members have different immigration statuses, a reluctance to “consider asking for government help.”

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