Over the last three decades, there have been significant increases in labor force participation by women. Initially, this increase was fueled by the entry of single, childless women into the labor market. Married women primarily dedicated their efforts to home care concerns. However, in recent years, a new trend has emerged as "the levels of market work undertaken by married women have increased relative to those of unmarried women."
Timothy D. Chandler, Rafael Gely, Jack Howard & Robin Cheramie,
Spouses Need Not Apply: The Legality of Antinepotism and No-Spouse Rules,
San Diego L. Rev.
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