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Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility$
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Marion Crain and Michael Sherraden

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199988488

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.001.0001

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The Continuing Unemployment Crisis

The Continuing Unemployment Crisis

Causes, Cures, and Questions for Further Study

(p.1) 1 The Continuing Unemployment Crisis
Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Christina D. Romer

Oxford University Press

This first chapter presents a speech on unemployment, macroeconomics in the United States, and public policy. The speech was delivered at Washington University. It discusses the Obama administration's overall approach to the unemployment crisis and policy debates in the White House. It also speculates about future trends, and points to areas for research going forward. The chapter includes the responses of a panel of scholars from Washington University with thoughts and questions. The responses address key aspects of employment conditions, labor law, macroeconomic analysis, and employment policy.

Keywords:   unemployment crisis, policy debates, Obama administration, labor law, macroeconomic analysis, employment policy

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