The rise and rise of women's employment in the UK

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Roantree, Barra; Vira, Kartik
Institute for Fiscal Studies
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27 April 2018
IFS Briefing Note. BN234
People management: all aspects of managing people, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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Over the past 40 years, the UK has seen an almost continual rise in the proportion of women in employment.

The employment rate among women of 'prime working age' (aged 25-54) is up from 57% in 1975 to a record high of 78% in 2017.

This briefing note gives more details.

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