Education increases labor force participation among women with children
Author: A Picture of the Nation 2014
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December 28, 2014
Education increases labor force participation among women with children: Labor force participation rates of women aged 25-45 with no children and education levels that are secondary and higher have remained almost identical to what they were three decades ago.
The big change in labor force participation has been for educated women with children. The higher wages that accompany higher education levels make it increasingly possible to afford the costs of domestic help and childcare and make entering the work force more economically feasible and attractive.