Erik Hurst on Work, Play, and the Dynamics of U.S. Labor Markets

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Nov 21 2016 71 mins   2.7k
Erik Hurst of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of the labor market in the United States. Hurst notes dramatic changes in employment rates for men and speculates about the causes. Two factors discussed in detail are declines in the manufacturing sector and the rise of high-end video games as a form of leisure.