The Recession Trends Initiative

the great recessionThe Recession Trends initiative, a collaboration between the Russell Sage Foundation and the Center on Poverty and Inequality, is dedicated to monitoring the social and economic fallout of the ongoing downturn.

We publish a comprehensive series of up-to-date Recession Briefs exploring the effects of the downturn on wealth, consumption, the labor market, housing, poverty, the safety net, health, education, crime, attitudes, and a variety of other key domains. The authors of these briefs are the leading experts in their fields.

In collaboration with the Dataverse Network Project developed at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, we also offer a simple-to-use Graphing Utility that provides customizable graphs on the key trends in each of these 16 domains. It's the most comprehensive compilation of trend data available on the social consequences of the downturn.

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