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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same? The Safety Net and Poverty in the Great Recession

Marianne Bitler, Hilary Hoynes

NBER Working Paper No. 19449
Issued in September 2013

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This paper was prepared for the NBER conference on “Labor Markets after the Great Recession.” We thank David Card, Sheldon Danziger, Richard Freeman, Roland Fryer, Julie Hotchkiss, Larry Katz, Alex Mas, Lucie Schmidt, Tim Smeeding, Eric Swanson, Rob Valetta, and Dan Wilson for comments and David Autor, Mary Daly, Jenny Hunt, and Paige Shevlin for help with administrative data. Elira Kuka provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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