Economic recession and recovery in the UK: what's gender got to do with it?

Ailsa McKay, James Campbell, Emily Thomson, Susanne Louise Ross

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Abstract

This study argues that a feminist economics perspective is essential in order to fully understand the gender consequences of the recent recession and the ongoing economic crisis in the United Kingdom. Unemployment and redundancy rates have been used to highlight the fact that male workers suffered the greatest impact in terms of job losses in the initial phases of the recession. However, this situation appears to have reversed with an associated program of spending cuts in public sector employment and welfare that will likely be borne by women.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-123
Number of pages16
JournalFeminist Economics
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • economics
  • recession
  • gender

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