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Featured Article
Featured article image January 2022

SNAP participation and food-at-home expenditures through the Great Recession: United States and the New York Area

Donka Mirtcheva Brodersen, Lisa K. Boily, Geoffrey D. Paulin, Cynthia Gillham

SNAP participation nearly doubled from 2006 to a postrecession peak in 2013, while food-at-home expenditures nationwide and in the New York area remained fairly stable through the Great Recession of 2007–09

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Book Reviews
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Inequality in the United States and abroad: sources and paths forward

Monica Angelotti

This book explores six different topics related to economic inequality in the United States and elsewhere.

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Beyond BLS

Could motherhood be the reason for the underrepresentation of women in science?

John C. Roach

Are women scientists faced with a choice between motherhood and a career?

Will the COVID-19 pandemic reduce potential output?

Richard Hernandez

The pandemic has had little effect on potential output in the U.S. economy.

The U.S. CARES Act and household resilience

Maya B. Brandon

The CARES Act had a positive impact on American household resilience.

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December 1992

What job search methods did jobseekers use three decades ago? And what methods were most effective? A longitudinal look at the job search methods of the unemployed in 1991 showed that the most common job search method was checking with employers directly, although the most successful method was registering with a private employment agency.

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