Monday, March 1, 2010

What Will Long-Term Unemployment Look Like?

How will long-term unemployment shape our society in the coming decades? On the next Your Call, we continue our Agenda for a New Economy series by discussing long-term unemployment. Economists say the era of high joblessness is just beginning and might get worse. What can we learn about the impact of long-term joblessness from previous recessions, or from communities where high unemployment is chronic?

Join us live at 11 a.m. or email If you've experienced long-term unemployment, how has it changed the course of your life? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Don Peck, managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly magazine

Ethel Long Scott, executive director of the Women's Economic Agenda Project

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read Don Peck's article and was deeply disappointed. Anyone who approvingly quotes anti-feminist Bradford Wilcox will not get my respect. Wilcox' statement that working class families are more matriarchal is so stupid (and so inaccurate).

If more women than men had lost jobs in this recession, Don Peck wouldn't have been so concerned.

Don Peck is prejudiced against breadwinner mother and homemaker father families. He obviously agrees with Wilcox that the father has to be THE PROVIDER.

I know several families where the mother is the career-oriented breadwinner and the father is a full-time homemaker. Believe it or not, the mother does not think the father is worthless. Indeed, he is helping her move up in her career. It's about time that men paid women back for their career sacrifices.

A feminist sociologist would have provided much more insightful commentary on the recession and its effects on women and men than Don Peck.