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The Social and Economic Effects of the Great Recession

The Russell Sage Foundation has recently completed a major initiative to assess the effects of the Great Recession on the economic, political, and social life of the country. Officially over in 2009, the Great Recession is now generally acknowledged to be the most devastating global economic crisis since the Great Depression. Prolonged economic stagnation is likely to transform American institutions and severely erode the life chances of many Americans. To understand these effects across a broad swath of social and economic life, the Foundation identified 15 areas of inquiry—such as retirement, education, income and wealth—and funded proposals for innovative projects from a distinguished team of scholars.

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With support from the Foundation, the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality has created a series of podcasts featuring analyses of the social effects of the Great Recession. To listen, click here.