Women have fared better than men in jobs since the start of the recession

An interesting piece by Louisa Peacock in last Monday’s Daily Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/10106807/Women-fared-better-than-men-in-jobs-since-recession.html

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

 

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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