The Status of Working Women in the U.S.

by Reihan Salam

Labor market outcomes for women are a subject of great across the developed world, and many policy analysts believe that the U.S. has much to learn from European legislative initiatives designed to increase female labor force participation, encourage a more egalitarian distribution of the child-rearing burden, and impose quotas on female representation in legislative bodies and corporate boards, among other things. Kay Hymowitz argues that the U.S. is doing a better job of advancing women’s equality and women’s interests relative to its peers than is commonly understood.