Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unemployment and family economics

The Times and the Wall St. Journal have one article each on how higher unemployment is affecting family economics.

The Times article discusses the psychological stress felt by families with unemployed fathers especially, with mothers who may also be unemployed. But the thinking is that it's harder on dads to be unemployed, while moms seem to have an easier time dealing with the fluidity.

The Journal article discusses evidence of more moms going back to work now that dads' employment is considerably lower.