The researchers wondered whether the economic doldrums would change what women wanted in a man.
So they created mock online profiles of a man looking for a relationship.
By: Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Senior Writer Published: 04/19/2012 PM EDT on Live Science When thinking about the economic recession, women exhibit less interest in alpha males in favor of guys who call themselves "natural followers," a new study suggests.
The results are surprising because they fly in the face of what evolutionary psychologists expect from women's mate choices.
According to the Department of Labor, roughly 8.7 million jobs were shed from February 2008 to February 2010, and GDP contracted by 5.1%, making the Great Recession the worst since the Great Depression.
Unemployment rose from 4.7% in November 2007 to peak at 10% in October 2009.
In order to address and remedy the specific economic stumbling blocks of various countries, Sachs espouses the use of what he terms "clinical economics", by analogy to medicine.
Sachs explains that countries, like patients, are complex systems, requiring differential diagnosis, an understanding of context, monitoring and evaluation, and professional standards of ethics.
below the historical average of 5.6% but still barely above the 5% when the recession started in December 2007, with roughly 12,639,000 jobs added since the Great Recession's payroll trough in February 2010.
Economic growth is the measure of the change of GDP from one year to the next.
This entry shows that the current experience of economic growth is an absolute exception in the very long-run perspective of social history.
Following the bursting of the housing bubble in mid-2007, and the housing market correction and subprime mortgage crisis the following year, the United States entered a severe recession.
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) dates the beginning of the recession as December 2007.