So far this term we have talked a lot about the employment factors and the process behind being unemployed. This graph above shows the respective employment to gender population rate in the United States over the last 65 years. There is a clear divide in the 50s' that gradually closes over time, not necessarily in one given year. World War II was during this time period causing male employment rate to drop, and female employment rate to rise. What are some of the economic factors and social factors that contribute to this closing? Do these social changes add to/are behind Levinson's ideology for "An Extraordinary Time?"
Looking towards the future, will the gap ever completely shut (in our lifetime/how long)? What does this mean for our economy and social climate going forward? Economically, what do we need to do to close this gap?
Kyle Perel and Andrew Blair