Anna Gassman-Pines

College attendance dropped as unemployment increased.
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New research from Duke University shows that in states that have a widespread job loss, college attendance drops significantly among its poorest students.

Teen Suicide
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A new study out of Duke University shows there is a direct correlation between mass job layoffs and a spike in suicide-related behavior among girls and African American teenagers.

Anna Gassman-Pines found when 1 percent of a state’s working population lost their jobs, suicide-related behaviors increased by 2 to 3 percentage points among girls and black adolescents in the following year.