Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

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This speech was given by Dr. James Dworkin at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Social Scientists held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 15, 2010.

Based on a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center and on statistics gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the speech focuses on how the current recession has affected all aspects of society. It highlights such things as unemployment, spending habits, family dynamics, home ownership, education, and labor unions. The recession continues to affect all of these with many consequences. It may take several years before the economy and joblessness return to more normal levels.