The Far-Reaching Impact of Job Loss and Unemployment
March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
As the US economy improves, the unemployment rate continues to fall. But job loss has far-reaching and long-lasting consequences, and many Americans are still dealing with the economic, social, and psychological effects of layoffs. Professor Brand will explore the complex ways that the shock of job loss impacts workers’ career achievement, economic outcomes, and wellbeing, and how these effects reverberate in their families and communities.
The discussion will be moderated by Danny Yagan of the UC Berkeley Economics Department.
Thursday, March 1, 4:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room
Lecture will be followed by a reception.
Jennie E. Brand is is a professor of sociology and statistics at University of California, Los Angeles. She studies social stratification and inequality and its implications for life chances.
Danny Yagan is an assistant professor of economics at UC Berkeley. He is an applied micro economist studying topics of macroeconomic importance: taxes and investment, employment hysteresis from the Great Recession, and income distribution and mobility.