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Women’s Work Histories

Citation

Rosenfeld, Rachel A. (1996). Women's Work Histories. Population and Development Review, 22(Suppl.), 199-222.

Abstract

One of the most striking trends in the post-World War II United States (as in many other industrialized countries) is the increase in women's labor force participation. Along with higher labor market involvement have come changes in when, throughout their lives, women are employed. Since the 1970s, the literature on women and work has grown enormously and includes a number of good reviews (e.g., Blau and Ferber, 1992; England, 1992; Goldin, 1990; Reskin and Padavic, 1994; Weiner, 1985). Much of this literature assumes implicitly or explicitly that it is primarily family responsibilities, especially care of young children, that limit when and where

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2808012

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Population and Development Review

Author(s)

Rosenfeld, Rachel A.

Year Published

1996

Volume Number

22

Issue Number

Suppl.

Pages

199-222

Reference ID

841