The Scarring Effects of Persistently High Unemployment

Date: November 18, 2010

In this the second of a two-part series examining the impact of alarmingly high and long-term unemployment, the Economic Policy Institute, in partnership with the Russell Sage Foundation, invites you to join us as we explore the impact of parental unemployment on the development of a child.

An unemployed worker is clearly affected when they lose their job, but a child who grows up in a family impacted by the extended unemployment of a parent will feel those effects compounded through their adult life. Speakers will discuss the long-term effects of a parent’s job loss on child development, from academic development to health outcomes to future earnings.


Keynote Speaker

Peter Edelman – Faculty Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy at Georgetown University


Rucker Johnson, PhD – Assistant Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Ariel Kalil, PhD – is a professor in the Harris School and director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Ann Huff Stevens, PhD – is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis.