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June 27, 2017

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Yellen: Make It Easier For Women To Work

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Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says that obstacles to women’s participation in the work force damage productivity in the United States and she thinks its time for us do something about it. The New York Times reports that in a speech at Brown University, Yellen noted that women transitioning from the home to the workplace after World War II was a “major factor in America’s prosperity.” But that progress stalled in recent decades, she said, leaving women less likely than men to hold paying jobs. Expanding the availability of paid leave, affordable childcare and flexible work schedules, Yellen said, could help to lift the American economy from a long stretch of slow growth.


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