How Men’s Economic Struggles Can Look Like Good News for Women

Source: Andrew McGill, The Atlantic, December 20, 2016

….Right around the turn of the millennium, relative mobility for women began to rise, while male mobility stagnated. When the 2008 recession hit, women took a hit and leveled out—but men tanked. This looks like good news for women—after facing a persistent wage gap despite decades of proving themselves the equal of male colleagues, perhaps they are finally getting their due. But the actual mobility rates (as opposed to the relative ones) show a different story…..