Recession Socks Men Harder Than Women Female Jobs, Pay Rise since '89, Data Show
1993, San Francisco Chronicle, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
American women endured the latest recession better than men, and posted gains in both jobs and pay, new government data show.
Since 1989, when the economy started dipping into recession, real median wages of women have grown 2 percent, while men's wages have dropped 5 percent after adjusting for inflation. These conclusions are based on a forthcoming study of wage trends by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal research center in Washington.
"Women do much better in recessions," said Laura Freeman, an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and co-author of a new study of women and jobs in downturns. "Men work disproportionately in cyclical industries like …
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