Why has Americans’ geographic mobility declined over the last few decades? Do unfavorable economic conditions, or even the perception of a bad economy, play a part in increased opioid use? Does the growing prevalence of part-time work and irregular job schedules decrease either the preference or opportunity for full-time employment? These are just some of the questions that a 2017 Federal Reserve survey of adults in the United States sought to answer. Some of its findings may surprise you. getAbstract recommends this thought-provoking assessment to anyone looking for a pulse check on the American economy.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Americans’ views about the economy correlate to opioid use,
- What preferences they express regarding stable and variable employment, and
- What economic factors influence geographic mobility in the United States.
About the Authors
Jeff Larrimore et al. are professionals with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.