Labour Pains Women's Work in Crisis Author:Pat Armstrong The state of the economy-more specifically unemployment and the economic crisis-concerns us all. How critical is the present situation and what are the indicators for the future? Will a steadily increasing technology be beneficial or harmful? And what are the prospects for women, both in the paid labour force and in the home? — Pat Armstrong pres... more »ents a stunning analysis of current patterns, exploring for the first time the effects of the crisis on women's and men's work both in the labour force and in the household. In a sector by sector investigation, using recent Statistics Canada data, Armstrong explains why women's employment will deteriorate both absolutely and in relation to men. Her thoughtful and comprehensively detailed arguments herald a warning for the future-that, unless they get together to do something about it, the working women of Canada will emerge from this crisis in a more uncertain position than before.