Back to the fifties when a mum stayed home may not be too bad. 1Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
But is this really a bad thing, or is it a boost for families?
According to Tami Forman at Fortune, the women’s work participation rate is down to 57%. It has not been this low since 1988. It is especially bad, according to Forman, because many women have now been out of the workforce for two years . Having this large a gap on their résumés a is problem for prospective employers.
Why are women not returning to the workforce?
When the lockdowns of 2020 forced families to be at home, several things happened. As much as people complain about having to be with their families 24/7, some actually found a renewed purpose and joy in their together time. Some women found that they preferred being at home, being a wife and/or mother, and caring for their family. When schools that went remote were “reopened,” some parents…
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