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After the Great Recession, hundreds of thousands of families lost their homes — but those houses and apartments didn’t disappear into thin air.


Financial analysts have spent the last several weeks talking about whether a recession is looming.

On a recent episode of Think, host Krys Boyd talked with Ryan Nunn, an economic studies fellow at the Brookings Institution, about why sudden changes in the employment rate might mean a recession is near — or here.

Why Declining Birth Rates Are A Phenomenon In Developing Countries

Jan 25, 2019

Americans have been having fewer babies for a several years now, especially since the Great Recession. The CDC report that came out earlier this month showing that fertility rates are at record lows didn’t surprise economists or demographers. But experts do have mixed opinions about how governments should be dealing with this and whether it’s a problem at all.

More Americans are making more money.

The U.S. Census Bureau released new numbers on Tuesday showing that, after a brutal economic recession and years of stagnation, real median household incomes rose from $53,718 in 2014 to $56,516 last year. That's a 5.2 percent rise — the first statistically significant increase since 2007.

But, as NPR's Pam Fessler notes, "the median household income was still lower than it was in 2007."

Bouncing Back: What Do You Do After Getting A Pink Slip?

Feb 7, 2014

Even as the economy rebounds from recession, we’re still stuck in one of the worst job markets in history. So what’s a worker to do after receiving a pink slip?

As part of KERA’s One Crisis Away initiative, 'Think' host Krys Boyd talked with Dwain Schenck, a journalist who’s been there and come out the other side.

His new book is Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act (De Capo).

The number of first-year teachers hired in Texas public schools has dropped significantly, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.

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Texas public college and university enrollment rose by 22.5 percent between 2007 and 2012, but state funding fell.