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Women Have Been Hit Hard by the Loss of Routine Jobs, Too

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Technological change and globalization have caused a massive transformation in the U.S. economy. While creating new opportunities for many workers, these forces have eliminated millions of good-paying jobs, particularly routine jobs in the manufacturing sector. Indeed, a great deal of attention has focused on the consequences of the loss of blue-collar production jobs for prime‑age men. What is often overlooked, however, is that women have also been hit hard by the loss of routine jobs, particularly administrative support jobs—a type of routine work that has historically been largely performed by women. In this post, we show that the combined loss of production and administrative support jobs since 2000 is actually more than three times as large for prime-age women than prime-age men.

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  • Jaison R. Abel & Richard Deitz, 2020. "Women Have Been Hit Hard by the Loss of Routine Jobs, Too," Liberty Street Economics 20200304a, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednls:87565
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    Routine jobs; automation;

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    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics

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