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March 1988

Women and the labor market: the link grows stronger

Susan E. Shank

Today, 7 of 10 women ages 25 to 54 are members of the labor force, as are the majority of mothers—even mothers of very young children. Another result is that labor market activity has become the norm for most women today.

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