Layoffs among men increase women workforce

By SiliconIndia  |   Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 02:33 Hrs   |    48 Comments
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Layoffs among men increase women workforce
Bangalore: With downturn-related job losses affecting females less than males, women are headed toward constituting half of all U.S. employed. According to Pew Research, women's share of the workforce increased from 46.5 percent in December 2007 to 47.4 percent in December 2009.

Women accounted for only about a quarter of the 2008 decline in employment among prime-working-age individuals, while males accounted for about 75 percent of the 2008 decline in employment among prime-working-age individuals (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009).

The report examined how changes at the nexus of marriage, income and education have played out among U.S.-born men and women who are ages 30-44 - a stage of life when typical adults have completed their education, gone to work and gotten married. Americans in this age group are the first such cohort in U.S. history to include more women than men with college degrees.

In 1970, 28 percent of wives in this age range had husbands who were better educated than they were, outnumbering the 20 percent whose husbands had less education. By 2007, these patterns had reversed: 19 percent of wives had husbands with more education, versus 28 percent whose husbands had less education. In the remaining couples - about half in 1970 and 2007 - spouses have similar education levels.

Women's earnings grew 44 percent from 1970 to 2007, compared with six percent growth for men. That sharper growth has enabled women to narrow, but not close, the earnings gap with men. Median earnings of full-year female workers in 2007 were 71 percent of earnings of comparable men, compared with 52 percent in 1970.

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Posted by:Diet Tips - 25 Mar, 2010
3: Now women have shown that they are too much capable to perform their duties in various areas.Take as live example of our President. Smt. Pratibha Patil.We have proud of her.

-by Roz
Posted by:Roz - 08 Mar, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Roz - 25 Mar, 2010
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Dumb creatures on earth.Makes others dumb.
Posted by:spark - 28 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: spark - 25 Mar, 2010
7: 60 to 70 Percent of of any country's economy depends on women(including males under 12 years of age ) ,the remaining 30 percent goes to other areas which caters to male entities for eg: Afghanistan , somalia, north Korea etc ,are all countries which have a thriving male economy. Russia is an exception though, since it's economy now seems to depend on women it's just a matter of time by when it becomes true.
Posted by:Ravi.k - 28 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Ravi.k - 25 Mar, 2010
9: wo wo wo! hey! frenz.. whats wrong... I read few comments which has given me the jitters! We should be happy that women are also the active player in the USA economy. World can get some inspiration but at the same time lets dont imitate that economy as the factors are different in different countries!
We all are gentle ladies and gentlemen!
Posted by:Nishant - 26 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Nishant - 25 Mar, 2010
11: Dear ladies and gentelman thank , this to guz....we should agree the fact and changes of mens layoff...but we have to think about the future of mens. wath we going to be? how? in which field? or we have to create a men zone workspot ? Plz...share your innovative idea. And I appriceate the womens who care for their families.
Posted by:Royston - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Royston - 25 Mar, 2010
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Thank goodness for this one secure, enlightened man in the forum!
The rest of you should really stop blaming women for your insecurity and lack of progress. I realise we're way more competent, hardworking and educated than a lot of you (and we can multitask and look good doing it too!), but instead of showing yourselves up as the insecure cave men you are, why not focus on developing yourselves?
You guys are the type who give Indian men a bad name as backward, sleazy, disrespectful fools. Thank goodness there are enough smart ones among you to prove otherwise eventually.
I hope you all have daughters,who will study hard, work hard and then take care of you. And for those of you who have sons, I hope they play the fool, scrape through uni and then ignore you once their own families come into the picture. Then you'll value the worthiness of a woman and learn some respect.
careerwomanwifedaughterfriend Replied to: Royston - 25 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: careerwomanwifedaughterfriend - 25 Mar, 2010
15: The ONE and ONLY reason why more women are in the workforce today in the USA are because of the wars we're helping in and the need for more military (which is usually a man's job). It's not because women are more educated it's because they have to support their families while their husbands are in the military (of course there are some women who choose the military as well). Some women have chosen even giving birth to other women's babies just to have more income coming into their homes. For those more fortunate they get more education.
Posted by:Christie Fox - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Christie - 25 Mar, 2010
17: good development guys...let them also work for their bread and butter....
Posted by:g4gdj5 - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: g4gdj5 - 25 Mar, 2010
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women have been working for their bread and butter (outside the home) in the USA since at least the 1940's or prior.
Christie Fox Replied to: g4gdj5 - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Christie - 25 Mar, 2010
21: every boss need Entertainment....so they choose women...so their number is increasing...one day will come no men all wome...he he he he
Posted by:poo - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: poo - 25 Mar, 2010
23:
its correct poo

all managers/bosses need only women employees for their entertainment.
pokkiri Replied to: poo - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: pokkiri - 25 Mar, 2010
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it's NOT for entertainment in the USA. Women do what men do here. There are also some reasons why men are becoming sterile, find out why. It's not a laughing matter since no men means no population and the world ends.
Christie Fox Replied to: poo - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Christie - 25 Mar, 2010
27: This again is nothing but a myth. No women can be empowered without the help of men.. Mind it first.
Posted by:Balaji - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Balaji - 25 Mar, 2010
29:
here in the USA they can. Women have broken thru the glass ceiling since the 1960's. Seems the article is talking about women in USA.
Christie Fox Replied to: Balaji - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Christie - 25 Mar, 2010
31: In fact,this is just a twist of statistics. One side trend of woman employment is increasing , on other side since percentage of male was higher than female so layoff of male was higher. Both simultaneously( increase in female employment and layoff due to recession) has skewed the percentage and so is the interpretation. :-)
Posted by:Phani Bhushan - 23 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Phani - 25 Mar, 2010
33: i agree. so lets sack only men!
Posted by:shiny - 23 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: shiny - 25 Mar, 2010
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Manager always have soft corner with femal executive this is the only cause of low sake rate of women
Atul singh Replied to: shiny - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Atul - 25 Mar, 2010
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son of a bitch
sbsbsb Replied to: shiny - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: sbsbsb - 25 Mar, 2010
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Kick u man, u understood the wrong way
Wof Replied to: shiny - 23 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Wof - 25 Mar, 2010
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we are gonna kick ass of ppl like you
breadwinner Replied to: shiny - 23 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: breadwinner - 25 Mar, 2010
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Behave like a fellow human first and stop this male dominant character of yours.Behave with some basic decency in a public forum
Indian Replied to: breadwinner - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Indian - 25 Mar, 2010
45:
no! we will not let u peoples to do so
Karan Replied to: shiny - 23 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: Karan - 25 Mar, 2010
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all men should have this awareness.
vishwa Replied to: Karan - 24 Feb, 2010
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Diet Tips Replied to: vishwa - 25 Mar, 2010
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