Sunday, July 18, 2010

Women Are the New Men: The postindustrial economy belongs to females

Newser reports:
You've had a nice long run, guys, but it's a women's world now. Hanna Rosin rounds up the evidence in an Atlantic piece headlined "The End of Men" (women for the first time hold most of the country's jobs; three-quarters of the 8 million jobs lost in this recession belonged to men; more women go to college, etc.). It's true that a wage gap still exists and that women still do most child care, but "given the power of the forces pushing at the economy, this setup feels like the last gasp of a dying age rather than the permanent establishment," she writes.