Women Opting Out Of The Workforce

Women Opting Out Of The Workforce

Whether "opting out" of a career track or scaling back job ambitions to raise a family, many women face their biggest challenge when it comes time to opt back into the workforce.

Whether a year or a decade after "opting out" of paid professional work to stay home with kids, some women are finding it harder than they thought it would be to opt back in. At the same time, a tough economy means fewer women have that choice to make. We check in on the decisions women are facing as they balance work and family life.


Judith Warner

Senior fellow, Center for American Progress; author, “Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety.”

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Founder and CEO, Center for Talent Innovation

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