Focus on Labor Force Participation Rates
This Page One Economics essay discusses how workers’ gender affects their experiences in the labor market. These include their decisions to participate in the market, the types of jobs they hold, their decisions to exit the market, and ultimately their earnings. The essay includes multiple-choice questions suitable for both in-class and out-of-class assignments.
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Quiz Yourself on Gender and Labor Markets
Q1. During the 2007-2009 recession, whose unemployment rate was higher?
Q2. During the 2020 recession, whose unemployment rate was higher?
Q1. Between 1964 and 2020, in which industry did women consistently represent more than half of all employees?
Q2. Name two industries where, as of 2020, women have not yet topped 50 percent of all employees.
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