After moving into virtually every occupation, women are being afflicted on a large scale by the same troubles as men: downturns, layoffs, outsourcing, stagnant wages or the discouraging prospect of an outright pay cut. And they are responding as men have, by dropping out or disappearing for awhile.
As a woman, this is encouraging me to keep funneling money into my emergency fund. Like other single 20-somethings, dropping out of the workforce is not an option. I am hopeful like everyone else, that the economy will rebound, but who knows how long that will take?
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