Parenthood has opposite effects on mothers' and fathers' labor force participation: Labor force participation by gender and parental status, 2013–2015

Men Women
All 88.30% 73.8% 
Workers with no children 84.20% 76.80%
Workers with children 93.90% 71.00%

Note: Sample limited to people ages 25–54. Children are defined as being less than 18 years old. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of people who either have a job or are actively looking for a job, and are not on active duty in the Armed Forces or living in institutions (such as correctional facilities or nursing homes).

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey microdata


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