New study: women deal with recession better than men

Knoxville (WVLT) - The recession may be hitting men harder than women.

A new report suggests that even though more woman are losing their jobs, men who think they may be fired are likely to become more stressed and depressed than women.

Researchers say it may be because many men still hold traditional beliefs that their masculinity is threatened if their job is on the line.


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  • by Fred Location: Sacramento on Apr 6, 2009 at 03:16 PM
    First, it is true that losing a job is psychologically more devastating to a man, since more of his self-image is vested in his career. Second, it is also true that his losing a job is more damaging to his relationships because so many women measure their attraction to a man by how much money he earns. Third, it is true that, according to Newsweek (3/2/09, page 50), "of the 3.6 million people canned since the downturn began in December 2007, more than four fifths have been men." Finally, it is true that, unless all this can be spun into a story about how men are privileged and only women have problems, then this issue will find no traction in the media.

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