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March 2002

The labor force experience of women from Generation X

Marisa DiNatale, Stephanie Boraas

Women aged 25 to 34 years in 2000 participated in the labor force in greater proportions, were more educated, earned more, and generally enjoyed more labor market benefits than their counterparts 25 years earlier; moreover, the ?earnings gap? between young women and men narrowed substantially over the period.

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