This is a difficult question to answer. I do know many books that are written about periods of both economic and other difficulties, such as war, etc.
My grandmother interviewed refugees from the Ottoman ethnic cleansing of Armenia during the first genocide of the 20th Century. They were all too willing to tell her their stories, and she compiled them into a manuscript which lay idle among family papers until 67 years after her death.
Needless to say I published them, and although eight years have passed since publication, the book is still being sold.
I also have a book written during the Great Depression. A young couple out of jobs ventured into the High Sierra panning for gold to make a living. It is called "Bacon & Beans from a Gold Pan" or something like that. A story of survival during bad times. So I would say yes, quite possibly people write about such experiences.And they seemm to have substantial appeal