U.S. is dropping in global ranking of women's workforce participation

01/14/2013 | Atlantic online, The

From 1990 to 2010, the U.S. dropped from sixth to 17th in women's workforce participation among 22 countries tracked by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The reason for the trend is that the U.S. has fallen behind other countries in crafting family-friendly workplace policies, according to Cornell University economists Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn.

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