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