Millions of people have turned to crowdfunding platforms to raise money for medical care and stave off bankruptcy. This collection of research examines the trend from multiple angles.
2015 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research that assesses how job loss, negative home equity and other types of “financial shock” influence whether homeowners default on mortgages
Overview of how to write stories about the markets, including stocks, bonds and more
2015 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis looks at how higher education affects the ability of different racial groups to accumulate wealth and overcome financial hardship.
2015 study by Harvard and the American Enterprise Institute that examines the range of options governments have used to manage their levels of public debt.
2015 roundup of research relating to Americans who have dropped out of the labor force, including the changing nature of new jobs and the human impacts of unemployment.
Study from the University of California, Berkeley on how different social and economic strata in the United States fared during and after the Great Recession.
2014 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry on the Great Recession’s effects on suicide rates, based on World Health Organization and CDC data.
2014 paper in OECD Social, Employment, and Migration Working Papers on the rise of top earners among wealthy, developed countries.
2014 study in Annual Review of Political Science looking at the impact of the Great Recession and demographic shifts on state and local finance.