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Econ Focus

Third/Fourth Quarter 2016

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Special Issue

Economics Over the Life Cycle

This issue looks at the economic situations that Americans face at various points in their lives — and the implications for economic policy and household finance.


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Are the Kids All Right?

Many worry that the Great Recession and mounting student debt have stunted millennials' financial development

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Why Aren't More Women Working?

The share of American women in the labor force is slipping even as it rises in the rest of the developed world

The Mortality Gap

Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past century. But some people might be falling behind.

Sidebar: The Hispanic Paradox

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