Economy / Finance

What we know and don’t know about declining labor force participation: A review

From Brookings Topics - Labor Policy
May 17, 2017 - 3:39pm
For decades, the portion of prime-age men (ages 25 to 54) in the labor force has been in decline. More recently, the labor force participation rate of prime-age women has stagnated and also declined. This paper addresses the consequences of, and reasons for, these declines, especially among men. A subsequent effort will address appropriate policy…         


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