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Updates on National Poverty Center Michigan Recession and Recovery Study

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ford School's National Poverty Center's Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (MRRS) is analyzing data from its second collection wave, which was completed in August 2011, and planning for its third wave of collection scheduled for spring 2013.

The MRRS is a panel study designed to better understand how the Great Recession (officially from December 2007 through January 2009), and the collapse of stock and housing prices during this period have affected the well being of workers and families in Michigan. Additionally, the panel hopes to understand how increased federal spending through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) may have helped cushion the negative effects of these economic shocks.

Learn more about the study by reading two recent MRRS working papers:

Housing Instability and Health: Findings from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study
Sarah A. Burgard, University of Michigan, Kristin S. Seefeldt, Indiana University, and Sarah W. Johnson, University of Michigan (2011-23)

Family Finances after the Great Recession: Evidence from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study
Ngina Chiteji, Skidmore College, and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan (2011-21)