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Dad serving salad to his family for lunch.
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Andrew Jackson

Are we nearing ‘peak women’ in employment?

As is well known, the proportion of women who are active in the paid work force has grown rapidly since the 1970s, transforming the workplace and society as a whole in the process. The rising participation rate of women was a major economic force over the past three decades in that it kept real family incomes afloat despite stagnant, if not falling, male wages.