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July 1994, Vol. 117, No. 7
Are women leaving the labor force?
Howard V. Hayghe
Economist, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Recent interruptions in women's labor force gains do not appear to signal a reversal in their trend of increasing participation. This article examines data on trends in labor force participation among women (particularly those under age 45) and on trends in employment patterns in two-parent families.
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