May 09, 2002
Women who were 25 to 34 years old in 2000 had a markedly different relationship to the labor market than did their counterparts in the 1970s.
Among the differences between young women in the 1970s and in 2000:
These data are a product of the Current Population Survey. For more information, see "The labor force experience of women from 'Generation X'," by Marisa DiNatale and Stephanie Boraas, Monthly Labor Review, March 2002.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Women of Generation X in the labor force on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/may/wk1/art04.htm (visited November 28, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.