Audrey Breitwieser
THE HAMILTON PROJECT, BROOKINGS INSTITUTION. Senior Research Assistant.

What Happened To Women’s Rising Participation in the Workforce?

December 6, 2017

The Issue:

For decades, the share of women who are employed was steadily rising in the United States, contributing to economic growth and serving as a countervailing force to a slow decline in the share employed among men. In recent years however, the upward trend among women has reversed: Labor force participation

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