And Mexico doesn't pay unemployment insurance.
For many of those who have now gone months without a paycheck or unemployment, things are dire.
Lightfoot wants to "unwind" Chicago's "addiction to fines and fees" so as to not drive people into bankruptcy and out of the economy.
If a segment of the population stops buying things, it could lead to a much larger economic crisis, Duflo warned.
Unemployment is at historic lows but some workers still face hurdles to work.
The USDA's report on "Household Food Security in the U.S." uses a variety of measures to gauge whether households are food insecure, such as whether people have had to skip a meal or reduce the size of a meal for financial reasons.
In 2017, the child poverty rate was 18%. Go back nearly three decades to 1990: also 18%.