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The Exchange

The “Man-covery”: Men Make Gains in the Labor Market

Credit: Sara Plourde

The “Man-cession” becomes the “man-covery.” Men suffered huge job losses during the recession when construction and manufacturing were especially hard hit. But now, they’re gaining jobs at a faster pace than women, in some cases entering fields long-dominated by female workers. We’ll examine this latest shift in the labor market.


Mark J. Perry – Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Michigan and Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Dean Baker – Co-director of Center of Economic and Policy Research and author of “The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive.”

We’ll also hear from:

Kristen Myers - Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University and author of Racetalk. She is conducting research on how men have been coping with unemployment.