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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NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.