In this recession, men are losing jobs at a faster rate than women. But
women, now the primary breadwinners in many families, still earn 79
cents to every dollar that men earn. For minorities, the number is even
lower. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “Women,
and especially women of color, are more likely to land the worst, lowest
paying jobs, without health insurance, paid sick days or paid family
care leave.” Today on GRITtv Francoise Jacobson and others on the gender
gap, women trade workers, and the recession.

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