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A Slower Recovery for Older Workers | KCRW

26 June 2014—Stephen Sweet, Sloan Center's Organizational Studies Expert is interviewed by KCRW.

This week, two senators introduced a bipartisan plan to renew long term unemployment benefits for the more than 3 million Americans still looking for work. Congress allowed the benefit to expire last December. But even if the bill passes and insurance is reinstated, it provides only a temporary bit of relief. In the meantime, the long term effects of the recession and this sluggish recovery are hitting some Americans more than ever. One group stands out: middle aged women. As the economy took a dive, many women left the workforce to care for their aging parents – now as they try to re-enter the workforce they find their applications are going straight into the "do not call" pile.

Listen to Sweet's opinion (at 18:47 in the 35 minutes, 37 seconds show) »