Russell Sage Foundation Research Projects on the Recession

  • Awarded Scholars:
    • Melissa McInerney, College of William and Mary
    • Jennifer Mellor, College of William and Mary
    • Lauren Nicholas, University of Michigan

    The Great Recession has had a devastating impact on the financial health of American households. Unemployment rates have risen, while housing values and savings diminished. All of these financial effects are likely to have had consequences for the health of Americans. Financial shocks could be expected to impact health negatively in a number of ways.