Lindo, Jason M. (2011) “Parental Job Loss and Infant Health.” ScienceDirect.com. Journal of Health Economics. Retrieved from the Web 11 June 2013, from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167629611000798
This paper will focus on displaced workers, as well as on the ways health effects of job displacement extends to their children. Using various histories from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, this paper compares and contrasts children born after a displacement to children born prior to job displacement. The data studied reveals that the husband’s job loss has significant negative effects on the health of a child. Job displacement was linked to reducing birth weights by approximately four and a half percent with suggestive evidence that the effect is concentrated on the lower half of the birth weight distribution.
Marjanovic, Zdravko. (2011) “Psychometric Evaluation of the Financial Threat Scale (FTS) in the Context of the Great Recession.” ScienceDirect.com. Journal of Economic Psychology. Retrieved on the web on 11 June 2013 from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167487013000299
This paper reviews the psychometric properties of the Financial Threat Scale (FTS), a 5-item scale which was designed to measure how people deal with an economic downturn. By studying data collected during the height of the Canadian recession, analysts were able to conclude that
the FTS is unidimensional and highly reliable. The Financial Threat Scale proved its own validity by accounting for the changes in psychological health outcomes far better than that of either the financial situation measures or individual differences measures.
Eamon, Mary K. (2013) “Employment, Economic Hardship, and Sources of Assistance in Low-Income, Single-Mother Families Before Versus During and After the Great Recession.” Taylor and Francis. Routledge Press. Retrieved on the web on 11 June 2013 from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10875549.2013.775995
This study will examine the differences in employment status around the time of the Great Recession by focusing on two low wage, single mother households from the SIPP (Survey of Income and Program Participation). In this text, Eamon examines the economic hardship of the mothers and the role of the government and private assistance in their life as it related to the Great Recession. The study shows that the economic standing of the mother before the Great Recession impacted their employment status and financial status after the Great Recession.
Kwon, Hyeok Chang. (2011) “How Do Economic Downturns Affect Welfare Leavers? A Comparison of Two Cohorts.” ScienceDirect.com. Children and Youth Services Review. Retrieved from the web on 11 June 2013 from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740910003439
This article will explore the employment of Wisconsin TANF leavers- comparing and contrasting the outcomes of the employees after the economic downturn in 2001. Using data from administrative records on about 6000 welfare leavers and tracking their quarterly employment for 3 years after they left benefits, Kwon was able to analyze the effects the economic downturn had on TANF leavers. The data found that those who experienced the recession early in their post-welfare career, were less likely to be employed 3 years down the line. This data raises questions about how well single-parent families will fare during difficult economic times now that welfare reform has such a strong emphasis on work.