Journal Article

Increasing the (Female) Labor Supply

Abstract: In the United States, women’s labor force participation has been persistently below that of men’s for decades. This Commentary describes three contributors to this divide—the way in which the United States taxes opposite-sex married couples, how Social Security benefits are allocated, and the cost of childcare—and reviews the economic literature quantifying their impact on the labor force participation of women.

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Part of Series: Economic Commentary

Publication Date: 2023-03-06

Volume: 2023

Issue: 05