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January/February 2010, 
Vol. 92, No. 1
Posted 2010-01-04

The Effects of Recessions Across Demographic Groups

by Kristie M. Engemann and Howard J. Wall

The burdens of a recession are not spread evenly across demographic groups. As the public and media noticed, from the start of the current recession in December 2007 through June 2009 men accounted for more than three-quarters of net job losses.