Knowing Together Growing Together Epistemic Communities And Equitable Growth

he great recession of 2007–2008 officially was declared over by June of 2009.1 But economists measure recessions by changes in gross domestic product growth, while people judge the economy by job creation, and by that standard the turnaround did not come till the first quarter of 2010. Worse yet, the persistent impact of the recession on the labor market still was clearly evident in 2013, with continued high unemployment, tepid job creation, and evidence that the jobs cre- ated post-recession were disproportionately low-wage positions.