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Gender Bias in the Current Economic Recovery?: Declining Employment Rates for Women in the 21st Century

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Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Heather Boushey; David Rosnick; Dean Baker

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Keywords: Women workers; Employment to population ratio (EPOP); Older workers

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper compares the current economic recovery — post-2001 recession up to mid-2005 — with its performance in the prior four economic recoveries. It examines how weak job growth has affected older versus younger workers, and how the impact has differed between men and women.