The Effects of Economic Recession on Women
Economic recession is defined to
be a period of time (two consecutive quarters) where there is dismal
or negative growth in an economy of a specific region or country.
Economic recession has different effects on each sector of a nation.
A particular sector could experience an impact that could
distinctive only in his or her sector.
Economic Recession: A
Wake Up Call
Economic Recessions Are Normal
How To Survive In An Economic Recession
Tips To Deal With Economic Recession
What Economic Recession Is All About
Teaching Your Kids To Save During Recession
Causes Of Economic Recession
Effects Of Economic Recession On Employment
What Economic Recession Can Do To You
Far-Reaching Economic Recession
How Can Your Business Survive An Economic Recession
How To Save In Times Of Economic Recession
Effects Of Economic Recession On The Youth
How Can You Survive During An Economic Recession
The History Of The American Economic Recession
Economic Recession: What You Should Do To Prevail
How To Deal With Economic Recession
Effects Of Economic Recession On Women
What To Watch Out For During Economic Recession
Suicide And Economic Recession
Defining An Economic Recession
What Is An Economic Recession
How To Survive The Economic Recession
Signs Of Economic Recession
1. When women lose jobs, families lose a substantial share of the
income. Women salaries are said to be one third of the whole family
2. Over the past 30 years, families who have a working wife have seen real increases in family income.
3. During the 2001 recession, women were hit harder by unemployment than men.
4. After the recession of 2001, women were able to get back to their jobs but where unable to gain or experience any increase in their employment rates.
5. Women are said to be harder hit by the 2008 recession since women are disproportionately represented in state and local government services.
Women are also greatly affected by job losses during economic recession. Women are said to be the last person to be hired, but the last person to be fired. Unlike women, men shows stable numbers since United States had experienced the economic recession
Between March 2001 and August 2004, women lost jobs in a number of key industries. Women lost 347,000 jobs in information alone. In retail industries, women lost 367,000 jobs. The biggest lost will be in the manufacturing industry which cost women over a million jobs. These numbers are just in the United States alone.
Unemployment rate among adult women workers rise faster compared to men workers. From 3.8 percent in March 2007 it went up to 4.6 percent in March 2008. There is also a significant effect on the wage of women compared to men. Womens wages are more unstable than mens wages.
Women have the tendency or risk of seeing large drops in income than men do. It has been culturally imbedded (based on gender analysis of events) that womens income just fill in the disparity of mens wage in terms of providing for the family. Thus womens wage not being a major source of funds is more at risk of deduction.
In developing countries, women are facing poverty brought about by economic recession blowing out of proportions. With lack of work opportunities and immense poverty, women are forced to enter into prostitution and white slavery.
When economic recession hit in Asia in mid- 1997, women was the hardest hit by the crisis. Many women who have entered these industries come from rural areas because they could no longer sustain themselves and their families. Because of the recession, a lot of employees were released from their work. Women, carrying the burden of providing for their families were provided no other options.
Southeast Asian countries were deeply affected by the financial crisis and were left with social scars. Whenever economic recession or crisis similar to this happens, women and children bear the scars.