How Does the Next Generation of Women Workers Feel About the Workforce?
By Bryce Covert, Next New Deal Editor
There’s been a lot of talk of women in the changing workforce recently, some optimistic, some not as much. Derek Thompson of The Atlantic recently wrote an enthusiastic article on “the triumph of women in the workplace,” which “has been one of the great success stories of the last 100 years.” Women recently hit the 50 percent mark in the workforce (before they dipped during the hecovery). They get more degrees than men and dominate fast-growing industries. Thompson predicts a rosy future for the American female worker. (I’m much more pessimistic.)