1. Katz, Lawrence F. Testimony for the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress. Long-Term Unemployment in the Great Recession, Hearing, April 29, 2010. Available at http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/lkatz/files/long_term_unemployment_in_t...
2. Sullivan, Daniel and Till von Wachter, 2009 (as cited in Katz, Lawrence F., 2010).
3. Milner, Allison, Andrew Page, Anthony D. LaMontagne. “Long-Term Unemployment and Suicide: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” (2012). PLoS ONE
The HCI long-term unemployment indicator measures the proportion of the working population (i.e., residents above age 16) who have been unemployed for more than 12 months. While unemployment itself has an effect on health, long-term unemployment has been shown to have a severe impact. Long durations of unemployment are linked to greater risk of suicide and suicide attempts. Long-term unemployment is considered an “inverse” measure, i.e., the higher the value the more negative the ranking. In addition to its connections to Employment, long-term unemployment also impacts economic health, neighborhood characteristics, education, and housing.
|Lower South Providence||7.4%||12|
|Upper South Providence||5.7%||6|