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Ten Years after the Crash

A decade ago, simmering problems in America’s financial system and housing market erupted in a global economic crisis. The Great Recession and the federal government's response have since reshaped the housing finance system, the job market, higher education, and more. Urban Institute researchers look back at the crisis and the recovery to understand their impact on the well-being of American people, families, and communities, and what can be done to secure  inclusive prosperity as we look to the future.

While claiming to be one of the last remaining Occupy sites, tents belonging to the Occupy Columbus protest movement lie abandoned on February 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images)