Lesson 34: Women in the U.S. Workforce

The students examine information about changes in the number of women participating in the labor force during and immediately after World War II. They are asked to explain the increase in the number of women working outside the home. They examine basic economic measures of employment, unemployment and the labor force within the context of World War II.

Concepts:

Choice, Incentive, Labor force, Labor force participation, Unemployment
National Content Standards in Economics:
  • Standard #4: Incentives
  • Standard #18: Economic Fluctuations