10 years after the Great Recession, why aren’t more Americans working?

10 years after the Great Recession, new research from the Hamilton Project at Brookings scholars Jay Shambaugh and Ryan Nunn demonstrates that although the ‘jobs gap’ from the recession is now closed, millions of American men and women of prime working age remain out of the labor force.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds explains what’s happening in Congress and John Villasenor discusses new research on private sector investment in health research and development.

Show Notes

“We’ve fixed the jobs gap, but people still aren’t working”

“Considering the budget resolution in the Senate: Challenges and consequences of reform”

“Private Sector Investment in Global Health R&D”

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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