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  • Paper: Young workers hit hardest by slow hiring during recessions

    Photo of U. of I. labor and employment relations professor Eliza Forsythe

    When hiring slows during recessions, the brunt of job losses is borne by job-seekers in their twenties and early thirties, according to a new paper by Eliza Forsythe, a professor of labor and employment relations and of economics at Illinois.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Eliza Forsythe, call 217-244-8481; email

    The paper "Why Don’t Firms Hire Young Workers During Recessions?” is available online.