Women Are Driving the Recent Recovery in Prime-Age Labor Force Participation
Abstract: The labor force participation rate of prime-age individuals (age 25 to 54) in the United States declined dramatically during and after the Great Recession. While the rate remains below its pre-recession level, it has been increasing steadily since 2015. We examine how different demographic groups have contributed to this rebound and find that college-educated women have made the largest contribution to the recent recovery in the prime-age labor force participation rate.
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Part of Series: Economic Bulletin
Publication Date: 2019-12-18
Issue: Dec 18, 2019