Why women weather recessions better than men

Source: Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post

The Romney campaign has been repeating the stat all week: Women account for 92.3 percent of jobs lost under Obama. That number is, everyone agrees, misleading. But that’s politics. Behind that number, however, is an interesting story of how women have proven significantly more resilient in the midst of a sweeping, economic downturn. They are half as likely to drop out of the workforce; their wages have remained remarkably stable.

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