The Great Resignation
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Open to the Public
More than 20 million workers quit their jobs in the second half of 2021. What is behind this trend? Paul Krugman — distinguished professor of economics at the CUNY Graduate Center, Nobel laureate, and New York Times columnist — leads a panel of experts.
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More than 20 million workers quit their jobs in the second half of 2021. What is behind this trend? Is it mainly low-wage workers no longer willing to tolerate poor working conditions? Early retirements by people not wanting to return to an inflexible office culture? Families struggling with remote learning and childcare? Have nonwhite workers, especially women, been disproportionately affected? What is the impact on the economy of “The Great Resignation” and how can this moment be used to create better conditions for all while addressing inequalities in the workforce?
Paul Krugman — distinguished professor of economics at the CUNY Graduate Center, Nobel laureate, and New York Times columnist — leads a panel of experts, including: Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving; Michelle Holder, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, associate professor of economics at John Jay College, and author of Afro-Latinos in the U.S. Economy; Lawrence Katz, professor of economics at Harvard University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; and Derek Thompson, staff writer at The Atlantic and author of Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction.
Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.