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In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of
Young Workers


The Federal Reserve Board's Division of Consumer and Community Affairs (DCCA) conducted the Survey of Young Workers and prepared this report.

DCCA directs consumer- and community-related functions performed by the Board, including conducting research on labor market and financial services policies and practices and their implications for consumer financial stability, community development, and neighborhood stabilization.

DCCA staff members Alexandra Brown, Nuha Elmaghrabi, Lindsey Holthaus, and Heidi Kaplan prepared this report. Extensive comments, feedback, and technical assistance were provided by the following DCCA staff members: Mario Arthur-Bentil, Sam Dodini, Marysol McGee, Barbara Robles, Maximilian Schmeiser, and Howard Williams. Feedback on the Survey of Young Workers and report was provided by the following Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) staff: Jen Giovanitti (FRB Richmond), Todd Greene (FRB Atlanta), Karen Leon de Nie (FRB Atlanta), Francisca Richter (FRB Cleveland), Keith Rolland (FRB Philadelphia), Alicia Sasser (FRB Boston), and Steven Shepelwich (FRB Kansas City). Support and guidance from Federal Reserve Board staff members Anna Alvarez Boyd, Joseph Firschein, David Kaufmann, Nancy Riley, and Susan Stawick are gratefully acknowledged. The Federal Reserve also would like to thank the following organizations that provided insights on issues affecting young workers: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Hitachi Foundation, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Progressive Policy Institute, and Young Invincibles.

Mention or display of a trademark, proprietary product, or firm in this report does not constitute an endorsement or criticism by the Federal Reserve System and does not imply approval to the exclusion of other suitable products or firms.

Last update: November 18, 2014

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