CPC Fellow Elder's research about joblessness and the life course discussed in The Atlantic

Mar 30, 2010

Glen H. Elder, Jr., a Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow and Research Professor of Sociology, was interviewed by The Atlantic for a story about the current environment of high unemployment and how it may impact today's young adults as they age.

Excerpt:
Forty years ago, Glen Elder, a sociologist at the University of North Carolina and a pioneer in the field of "life course" studies, found a pronounced diffidence in elderly men (though not women) who had suffered hardship as 20- and 30-somethings during the Depression. Decades later, unlike peers who had been largely spared in the 1930s, these men came across, he told me, as "beaten and withdrawn--lacking ambition, direction, confidence in themselves."

How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America (by Don Peck, March 2010)
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/03/how-a-new-jobless-era-will-transform-america/7919

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