Women’s Labor Force Participation
Provide statistical description of patterns and trends in women’s labor force participation.
- Show the class the graphs depicting changes in women’s labor force participation over the past 30 years (Click on the document at the end of this entry called, “actwomens.ppt”.).
- Encourage students to articulate the trends.
- Discuss factors that might have influenced the increased labor force participation of women.
- What do they think will happen to the labor force participation rates of women in the future? Why?
Content contributed by Janet Scanlon as a Suggested Work and Family Class Activity