Ailsa McKay comments on the impact of cutbacks on women

Ailsa McKay, Professor of Economics at Glasgow Caledonian University’s Caledonian Business School, writes in The Scotsman that cutbacks will hit women the hardest.

Headlines relating to the impact on jobs of the global financial crisis and the resulting economic downturn have talked of a “mancession”, a phrase coined by US economists describing trends in unemployment in the early stages of the current recession. The conclusion drawn from the initial statistics was that the slump appeared to be hurting men more than women.

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