Journal Article

Declining U.S. Labor Force Participation Rates Stand Out


Abstract: Male and female prime-age labor force participation rates have declined in the U.S. at a faster rate than in most developed countries over the past 20 years, even among people with a college degree. Stark differences in health outcomes, incarceration rates, and labor market, maternity and child-care policies provide potential explanations for the disproportionate participation-rate decline

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Part of Series: Economic Letter

Publication Date: 2018-04

Volume: 13

Issue: 6

Pages: 1-4