How Job Losses Affect Youngsters and Their Schools
Children suffer when their own parents lose jobs, but until now little has been known about the spillover effects of economic downturns on all children and schools in affected areas. Innovative research pins down that everyone pays the price, not just the offspring of families with an unemployed member.
Learn more about Elisabeth Oltmans Ananat and her wide-ranging research on many aspects of the intergenerational transmissions of poverty and inequality in the United States. In 2010, Ananat served as Senior Economist for Labor, Education, and Welfare at the White House Council of Economic Advisors.