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The \\"man-cession\\" of 2008-2009: it's big, but it's not great


  • Howard J. Wall


That men are losing jobs at a much faster rate than women during this recession shouldn't be a surprise. The pattern is typical. And it's not just the men in the hard hats who are out of a job - men in almost all categories of work are being affected disproportionately.

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  • Howard J. Wall, 2009. "The \\"man-cession\\" of 2008-2009: it's big, but it's not great," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Oct, pages 4-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2009:i:oct:p:4-9

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    1. Julie L. Hotchkiss & Robert E. Moore & Fernando Rios-Avila & Melissa R. Trussell, 2017. "A tale of two decades: Relative intra-family earning capacity and changes in family welfare over time," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 15(3), pages 707-737, September.
    2. Dunsch, Sophie, 2017. "Youth and gender-specific unemployment and Okun's law in Germany and Poland," Discussion Papers 397, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Department of Business Administration and Economics.
    3. Bluedorn, John & Caselli, Francesca & Hansen, Niels-Jakob & Shibata, Ippei & Tavares, Marina M., 2023. "Gender and employment in the COVID-19 recession: Cross-Country evidence on “She-Cessions”," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 81(C).

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