An interesting piece by Louisa Peacock in last Monday’s Daily Telegraph:
The article starts:
The number of women in employment since 2008 has increased by more than a quarter of a million, a 1.2% net rise, while the number of men in work has dropped by 70,000, a 0.4% net fall, a study of official labour market data has shown. The analysis by The Jobs Economist, an employment consultancy which publishes the research today, claims the widespread assertion that women have been more adversely affected by austerity and job cuts than men is wrong. Dr John Philpott, director of The Jobs Economist, said he can see no reason why the Government is focusing on trying to help get more women back to work when men appear to have been worst hit by job cuts.
We applaud Dr Philpott, a professional economist, for being a rational voice in the midst of a relentless media narrative in which women are invariably presented as being disadvantaged. His blog’s here http://thejobseconomist.blogspot.co.uk and the following recent post relates to this particular matter http://thejobseconomist.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/do-workless-women-deserve-more.html?m=1