Monday, February 8, 2010
More Women Working than Men
As Econompicdata shows for the first time in US history there are more women with jobs than men. This is one reason why the current great recession has been called a mancession. As many industries that have been dominated by males (construction and manufacturing) have been hit quite hard by lay-offs and job-losses, while many industries dominated by women (education and health-care) have not suffered as extreme of a hit to their payrolls.
For additional reading on the subject, you can check out The NY Times or Casey Mulligan's Blog (he's a professor at the University of Chicago).