This is the story to read today. on the women in coal country who are holding it together.
A very excited NYT article celebrating the nation-wide spread of the social ills associated with the inner city
Someday, news of this trend will reach our politicians.
As coal mines shut down, women in Kentucky are increasingly going to work, especially in health care. From 2010 to 2017, Letcher County saw a greater shift in the gender balance of its labor force than almost any other county in the United States.
In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed
“When the mines left, they all ended up on drugs,” Ms. Baker added. “And their women went to work.” Gender, class, economic transformation, and neoliberalism, collide and entangle.
“They’re not going to be able to sit at the house and do nothing. They are going to have to help. Because she is going to have just as much invested in their life as he does.” A beautiful story about life in coal country from
The gender dimensions of the energy transition.
In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed via
See: Coal Country, Mines Shut Down, Women Went to Work: #coalbusiness going under. What would keep everyone afloat? Answer has been: #women. From 2010 to 2017, Letcher County has more shift in #genderbalance of labor force than almost any US county.
“She didn’t drop out of school when Mr. Johnson got his mining job, as she would have done in years past. There was now the prospect of real independence, of not always having to defer to a husband because he paid the bills.”
Female employment is often counter-cyclical. As male jobs/ wages fall, support for female employment grows - in order to make ends meet. So where's the greatest shift ♀️♂️ in LFP? Echoes Latin America's Lost Decade; East Asian Crisis; & USA post-1980
In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed. From 2010 to 2017, Letcher County in Kentucky saw a greater shift in the gender balance of its labor force than almost any other county in the United States
No surprise here. Wives of laid-off coal miners are getting jobs in the world’s fastest growing labor sector—#healthcare. Job Corps & other federal & state job training programs must focus on training #healthworkers. Healthworkers are an economic solution.
An interesting snapshot of the way America is changing.
Incredible piece by the great shows what it's like to be American in 2019. Coal Country, the Women Went to Work and the World Changed