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The Effects of Recessions Across Demographic Groups


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RDCoverIn this report, St. Louis Fed Economist Howard Wall takes the different effects of the recession on men and women as a starting point and examines employment experiences across a range of other demographic categories—marital status, race, age and education. The purpose is to understand more about what recessions mean to people. Such information should give us an idea of what needs to be done to address the effects of the current recession and to better prepare for future ones.

Learn More

Listen to an audio interview with report author Howard Wall.

Read "The 'Man-Cession' of 2008-2009: It's Big, but It's Not Great," an article in the October issue of The Regional Economist.

Read the press release about the report.


It's More than a Man-cession:
The Real Demographics of Recession

Howard Wall will present his findings about how recessions affect different people and will discuss their impact across a range of demographic categories. Following his presentation, a panel of community leaders will take Wall's findings as a jumping-off point. How should this data influence our personal decisions about education and skills development? Our community's long-term education and workforce strategy? Our priorities for community-engagement programs?

Dec. 10, 2009 | Louisville

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.)
The Olmstead

Dec. 3, 2009 | Little Rock

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.)
Peabody Hotel

Nov. 4 | St. Louis

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm (reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Gateway Conference Center Auditorium

Oct. 29, 2009 | Memphis

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch

Oct. 20, 2009 | Louisville

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kentucky Center for the Arts