Dec 28, 2011

mancession 男性衰退‏



「一項研究統計,日本製造業和營建業這兩個以男性為主的行業,十年內將失去四百萬個工作機會,而以女性為主力的保健業在近三年則是聘雇人數成長最快的行業,這使得日本就業市場形成『男性衰退』(mancession)現象。」
出處:二○一一年十二月二十八日的《聯合報》A14


man + recession 


recession (noun 名詞) [uncountable 不可數的] [countable 可數的]
a difficult time when there is less trade, business activity etc in a country than usual
一國貿易、商業活動等比往常還要少的一段時間
the economic recession of the early 1980s
一九八○年代(一九八○年至一九八九年)初期的經濟衰退
From: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary


Definition of 'Mancession'
「Mancession」的定義
An economic instance in which the unemployment rate is substantially higher among men than it is among women. The term "mancession" was coined during the financial crisis of 2008-2009, during which men bore the brunt of the job losses in the United States, at rates close to 50% higher than those of women.
男性失業率大幅高於女性失業率的一種經濟現象。「mancession」是在二○○八年至二○○九年金融海嘯期間創造出來的字,美國在那段期間男性遭受失業所造成的最大衝擊,男性失業率高出女性失業率將近二分之一。
From: INVESTOPEDIA

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