Atlanta Area Schools Grapple With Labor Shortages
Posted September 22, 2021
External Article: WABE
Daniel Dench, an assistant professor in School of Economics, was interviewed for the article "Atlanta Area Schools Grapple With Labor Shortages" on Sept. 22, 2021, on WABE.
The article addresses bus driver shortages in the Atlanta area and the root causes of the shortages.
“When people were laid off, or they were furloughed, but they were backed up by some income from enhanced unemployment or the stimulus checks, they did realize how much they valued their life outside of work,” he says. “It could be that in coming back to work, they find the wages that they can pull are not high enough to compensate them for that.”