Down and Out in Ada County: Coping with the Great Recession 2008-2012
Down and Out in Ada County: Coping with the Great Recession 2008-2012 is volume 3 of the Investigate Boise Student Research Series.
Surging unemployment and the crash of property values have hit Boise-Meridian especially hard. In an economy built mostly on housing construction, in cities where the value of housing has fallen more than 40 percent, the damage is long term. Down and Out in Ada County examines the dislocation with comparisons to past recessions and an emphasis on people struggling to cope.
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College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs,
Boise State University