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The Well-being of the Long-term Unemployed after the Great Recession

a MiCDA Research Project Description

Investigators: Sarah Burgard, Kristin Seefeldt

Funding: Rockefeller Foundation, 2013-2016 (2013 SRC 106)

Using data from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (MRRS), we will address the following questions:

1. What are the consequences of long-term unemployment after the Great Recession for both households and individuals across multiple domains including health, mental health, finances, housing, and overall well-being?

2. What are the ways in which the long-term unemployed differ from respondents who have had shorter unemployment spells and those who were steadily employed?

Research Signature Themes:

Health and well-being in later life: Disparities
Health and well-being in later life: Other