Domestic Public Policy

The Decline in Women’s Employment: An In-Depth Investigation

Grant Year: 2019

Robert Moffitt will examine why the employment rate for women has declined since 2000 and consider the need for public policy responses. He will assess whether the decline results from changes in the demand for women’s labor; decisions based on family obligations, such as the care of young children; or the generosity of safety net programs, such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

Johns Hopkins University Domestic Public Policy