Episode 4: The uneven recovery in prime-age labor force participation

  
Senior Economist Didem Tüzemen examines the recovery of labor force participation following the Great Recession and finds that the only prime-age group to regain pre-recession levels is college educated women.

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Related: Exploring women’s labor force participation amid uneven recovery from recession, The uneven recovery in prime-age labor force participation

February 10, 2020

 

Episode 3: Disconnected: Seven lessons on fixing the digital divide

 
Senior Community Development Advisor Jeremy Hegle discusses efforts to provide access to affordable, reliable broadband service and the tools and training required to utilize its power.

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Related: Disconnected: Seven lessons on fixing the digital divide, Bank releases digital divide report, convenes broadband leaders
January 23, 2020

 

Episode 2: Rural hospital closures and growth in employment and wages


Kansas City Fed Senior Economist Kelly Edmiston examines the closure of hospitals in rural areas and finds a sharp negative effect on jobs and wages in counties that have lost these “anchor” institutions. 

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Related: Rural hospital closures and growth in employment and wagesRural hospital closures: Towns, workers face ripple effects when facilities shut down

October 11, 2019

 

Episode 1: The rise and fall of college tuition inflation


Brent Bundick and Emily Pollard look at the rise and fall of inflation in college tuition and find that following a period of steady increase, inflation in college tuition now is steady.

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Related: Rise and fall: After soaring for years, college tuition inflation has slowed significantlyThe rise and fall of college tuition inflation

October 11, 2019