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New Policies for an Older Unemployed Population


Joelle Saad-Lessler


The New School for Social Research

Teresa Ghilarducci


University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics; The New School - Department of Economics

June 26, 2013


Abstract:     
This study updates what we know about the Great Recession’s impact on older unemployed Americans’ health and pre-retirement life by focusing on their wealth and income sources, health insurance access, poverty rates, unemployment duration, labor force drop-out rates, and Social Security claiming from 2009 through 2012 using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and the Current Population survey (CPS). All this information helps evaluate how unemployed older Americans have weathered the Great Recession of 2007, five years later. We also analyze whether older workers’ unemployment spells are structural in nature and we offer some solutions to this problem.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: Elderly unemployment, the Great Recession, structural unemployment, training programs

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Date posted: October 23, 2013  

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Saad-Lessler, Joelle and Ghilarducci, Teresa, New Policies for an Older Unemployed Population (June 26, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2343308 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2343308

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Joelle Saad-Lessler (Contact Author)
The New School for Social Research ( email )
6 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States
Teresa Ghilarducci
University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics ( email )
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States
219-631-7581 (Phone)
The New School - Department of Economics ( email )
65 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
United States
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