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Labor Markets and the Great Recession

Authors:
Erin Cumberworth, Stanford University
Publication Date:
Jan 2012
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Project Programs:
The Social and Economic Effects of the Great Recession

The Great Recession and the slow recovery since have been the longest economic slump in seventy years. It affected vulnerable populations more than others. In this brief, our aim is to put this disaster into historical context, looking first at the overall state of the labor market and then at how the economic harm has been distributed across the population by gender, level of education, and race and ethnicity.

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