Women in the Down Economy: Impacts of the Recession and the Stimulus in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts economy has been severely impacted by the recession, and many women in Massachusetts have faced considerable economic stresses in this downturn. This brief focuses on three strong interrelated economic impacts--employment effects, financial sector implications, and the impact on state and local government spending--by considering how women and men in the Commonwealth have fared since the onset of the recession.
The following analysis addresses each type of impact and then considers the economic security and resource implications of the combined effect of the impacts for women and their families in Massachusetts.
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