Average wages for all workers, men and women, have increased as a result of women joining the workforce

Economists are continually examining the effect of the economy on women, but this male-dominated field seems to be failing to ask what impact women in turn have on the economy? Researchers have examined how women’s participation in the workforce has affected economic growth and productivity in cities across the US. They estimate that every 10% increase in female labor force participation rates increases average real wage growth in cities by approximately 5%.

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