Young Workers in the Shadow of the Great Recession: Analysis and Perspectives


Nichole Caldwell (Editor)

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS038000

Young adults in the United States have experienced higher rates of unemployment and lower rates of labor force participation than the general population for at least two decades. The Great Recession exacerbated this phenomenon. Despite a substantial labor market recovery from 2009 through 2014, vulnerable populations—including the nation’s young adults—continue to experience higher rates of unemployment. Meanwhile, changes in labor market conditions, including globalization and automation, have reduced the availability of well-paid, secure jobs for less-educated persons, particularly those jobs that provide opportunity for advancement.

Furthermore, data suggest that young workers entering the labor market are affected by a long-running increase in the use of “contingent” work arrangements, characterized by contracted, part-time, temporary, and seasonal work. This book summarizes insights from the Survey of Young Workers and related research in the field; and it frames policy and research issues for future consideration by the Federal Reserve Board and others interested in young workers. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers (pp. 1-82)
Alexandra Brown, Nuha Elmaghrabi, Lindsey Holthaus and Heidi Kaplan

Chapter 2 – Youth and the Labor Force: Background and Trends (pp. 83-122)
Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara


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