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Shedding Light on Our Economic and Financial Lives

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  • Alex Durante
  • Kimberly Kreiss
  • Jeff Larrimore
  • Ellen A. Merry
  • Christina Park
  • Claudia R. Sahm

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In November and December of 2017, we interviewed over 12,000 individuals, representative of all adults in the United States, about their economic and financial lives. Here we discuss the responses on three important economic issues: the role of economic conditions in the opioid epidemic; jobs with irregular schedules and varying income as a potential barrier to full employment; and how low rates of geographic mobility may relate to family support networks.

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  • Alex Durante & Kimberly Kreiss & Jeff Larrimore & Ellen A. Merry & Christina Park & Claudia R. Sahm, 2018. "Shedding Light on Our Economic and Financial Lives," FEDS Notes 2018-05-22, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgfn:2018-05-22
    DOI: 10.17016/2380-7172.2192
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