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2013-10-01 15:36:18

In response to past economic crises such as the Great Depression, Americans demanded government policy solutions to widespread unemployment and rising income insecurity. But a new study in the October issue of the American Sociological Review found that public support for government efforts to address social problems actually declined in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. "We found it surprising that as the Great Recession emerged, the American public moved quickly toward lower levels...

2013-09-18 13:02:42

Researchers say 'urgent action' is needed to prevent further deaths In a paper published today on bmj.com, researchers are suggesting that the 2008 global economic crisis could be to blame for the increase in suicide rates in European and American countries, particularly among males and in countries with higher levels of job losses. In 2008, the International Labour Organization estimated that the number of jobless worldwide would reach approximately 212 million by 2009, an increase of...

Depression Plagues European Workers
2012-10-01 14:36:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new survey has found that one in 10 working people in Europe have taken time off due to depression. A survey from the European Depression Association found that over 21,000 days of work have been missed due to depression. Nearly one in three managers reported they had no formal support or resources to deal with employees who feel depressed, and 43 percent of them called for better policies and legislation to protect their...

2011-07-15 00:00:36

New Study Predicting Continued Economic Troubles Means More Aggressive Approach to Foreclosures by Banks Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Recent news of a study claiming the current U.S. housing collapse is worse than during the Great Depression and will continue to fall for the rest of the year means greater emphasis by banks on foreclosures and increased need for homeowners facing foreclosure to protect themselves when dealing with the banks, according to Vito Torchia, Jr....

2011-07-13 09:36:00

AFL-CIO HIT Construction Jobs initiative is a Huge Success WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when unemployment in the union construction trades is at levels not seen since the Great Depression, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has reached a milestone by creating more than 10,000 union construction jobs during the past two years. With investments of $963 million in 34 projects across the country, HIT union pension capital leveraged nearly $2 billion...

2011-03-25 11:21:01

LSHTM study of statewide bank crises finds no major impact of the depression on mortality A study published today provides a new perspective on the Great Depression of the 1930s. A widely held view is that there were remarkable improvements in life expectancy of over five years. Using data from urban populations, researchers found that it was actually associated with an increase in suicides but reduction in motor-vehicle accidents, a pattern consistent with the impacts of the current...

2011-02-17 11:58:00

State and federal lawmakers should focus on a deficit of jobs and wages on Main Street America, building on the Recovery Act and other actions that have saved 400,000 jobs in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The key to reining in the federal fiscal deficit lies not in job-crushing spending cuts and tax breaks for the rich but in policies that create new jobs and boost middle-class wages, according to a new policy brief from the Keystone Research...

2010-09-08 16:04:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- View a video featuring Diane Swonk discussing the September issue of Themes on the Economy®. Read this month's issue. "I just returned from the 2010 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, August 26-29 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The theme was 'Macroeconomic Challenges: The Decade Ahead,' and the audience was heavily populated with central bankers from around the world, which seemed appropriate given the global dimensions of...


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