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Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement 38(1), March 2022 – One Recession, Disparate Recoveries: Assessing Change and Stability Following the Great Recession

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In this issue of Focus on Poverty, we highlight four articles featured in a recent edition of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Vol. 695, 1) edited by IRP affiliates Timothy Smeeding, Jennifer Romich, and Michael Strain. The editors asked the overarching question “What has happened to the American Working Class since the Great Recession?” and, in turn, examined many facets of the Great Recession to reveal nuanced experiences across demographic groups throughout the extended recovery leading up to the current COVID-19 pandemic.


The Stifling Stability of Deep Disadvantage, by Vincent A. Fusaro, H. Luke Shaefer, and Jasmine Simington

Recession and Recovery Impacts on Foreign- and U.S.-Born Latinos in the United States, by Pia M. Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny

Racial Disparities in Household Wealth Following the Great Recession, by Fenaba R. Addo and William A. Darity, Jr.

Economic Outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in the United States Following the Great Recession, by Randall Akee



Employment, Employment General, Housing, Housing General, Immigration, Inequality & Mobility, Inequality & Mobility General, Intergenerational Poverty, Labor Market, Low-Wage Work, Place, Place General, Poverty Measurement, Poverty Measurement General, Racial/Ethnic Inequality, State & Local Measures, U.S. Poverty Measures, Unemployment/Nonemployment, Wealth


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