While some women leave their job when making the choice to become full-time mothers, experts say there is a wide range of other reasons that women aren’t holding on to jobs at the same rates they used to. This, despite the overall economic improvement of the last few years. We’re looking at some of the social, economic, and political factors that are keeping fewer women are in the labor force today.
- Mary Jo Brown – chair of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, and founder and president of Portsmouth-based Brown & Company Design.
- Pamela Stone – Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the City University of New York. Her research focuses on women in the workforce and her book is called, “Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home.”