Career Calling

March 14, 2012

No Job Recovery for Women?

Filed under: Job Market Trends — claycerny @ 3:14 am
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Writing in the Nation, Bryce Covert examines how women have faired in the current job “recovery.”  She points out problems with government data that muddy a real evaluation of the current employment status of women. What is undeniable is the impact of cuts in public center jobs, which are disproportionately held by women.  According to one estimate, women account for 70% of public sector job loss.  Covert’s report shows how the war on women goes far beyond the contraception debate.  It’s great that the Lilly Ledbetter Law passed.  However, equal pay for equal work only matters if there are jobs for women.

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