Labor Market Networks Before, During, and After the Great Recession

Fitzgerald, Jay
August 2015
NBER Digest;Aug2015, p1
The article reviews "Labor Market Networks and Recovery from Mass Layoffs Before, During, and After the Great Recession," by Judith K. Hellerstein, Mark J. Kutzbach and David Neumark, an NBER Working Paper from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Topics include the paper confirming the enduring power of residential neighborhood networks for people searching for work but also finding that such networks are being strained and weakened during and after the Great Recession.


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