Policies that Work for Working FolksCommentary by Terry Neese
February 07, 2008
Between 1950 and 2000, the labor force participation rate of women between 25 and 55 years of age more than doubled. Today, more than 75 percent of these women are in the labor market. Less than 12 percent of mothers with children under age 6 were in the labor force in 1950. Today, more than 60 percent work outside the home.