Research Topics

Older Workers, the Great Recession, and the Impact of Long-Term Unemployment

In 2010, the Heldrich Center prepared a research brief entitled Older Workers, The Great Recession, and the Impact of Long-term Unemployment for the Winter 2011 edition of Public Policy and Aging Report, a publication of the National Academy on an Aging Society, a policy institute of the Gerontological Society of America. The paper focused on the high rates of long-term unemployment among older job seekers during and after the Great Recession, including the devastating psychological and economic impacts of prolonged joblessness and high rates of pessimism about the future among these older workers. The report was based on an analysis of the Heldrich Center’s Work Trends survey data of unemployed job seekers from November 2010.

Workforce Policy & Practice
Older Workers
long-term unemployment