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Women are keeping jobs, but still losing on pay and benefits

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If the Great Recession has an upside, it’s that women have experienced far less job loss than in previous downturns. Men account for 80% of layoffs since December 2007, and female-dominated professions—health care, education and government work—have benefited greatly from federal stimulus spending.

Yet dark clouds could obscure the silver lining. According to a new report, women still earn just 77 cents on the dollar compared to men, and their jobs often come with paltry benefits.

In fact, A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything says only 38% of women have employer-provided health insurance, and they’re twice as likely as men to depend on a spouse for coverage.

Download the full report at www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/10/womans_nation.html.

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