Thoughts on the Women’s Recession

New brief examines data from the latest Work Trends survey that suggest that women are more concerned about economically supporting themselves or their families compared to men.

Women also report a higher amount of stress in their everyday lives. These differences are likely the result of the disproportionate impacts of job loss by women during the pandemic-induced recession. On measures asking about their opinions of the country’s political climate and economic conditions, women and men are statistically the same. However, women are more likely than men to be optimistic that the political parties will work together in the next year to strengthen the economy.