Domestic Public Policy

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

Grant Year: 2018

Robert Moffitt will examine why the employment rate for women has declined since 2000 and consider whether public policy reforms could reverse that decline. He will analyze data from a variety of sources to assess the extent to which the decline in women’s employment is due to changes in the demand for their labor or whether their decisions not to seek paid employment can be attributed to family obligations, such as the care of young children, or to 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