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Social changes lead married women into labor force


  • Kristie M. Engemann
  • Michael T. Owyang


The ranks of women in the workforce jumped by more than 24 percentage points between 1955 and 1999. Credit labor-saving devices at home (such as the dishwasher), the birth-control pill and the preference by some men to marry a woman who works outside the home.

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  • Kristie M. Engemann & Michael T. Owyang, 2006. "Social changes lead married women into labor force," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Apr, pages 10-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2006:i:apr:p:10-11

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