The Pink Recovery: Why Women Are Doing Better

Men are paying a higher price in this recession than women. Perhaps that's fair

Jason Reed / Reuters

A week ago, President Obama touted a newly published report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that showed the country had lost 247,000 jobs in July. It seemed an odd thing to boast about, but you have to consider the context. The economy was losing jobs at three times that clip when Obama took office in January. So it is possible that we are emerging from the most frightening economic downturn since the Depression. We won't be the same country when we do.

One thing that seems bound to change is the relationship between the sexes. Since the recession began...

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