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Women in the Workforce

Directions: Study the Mothers Participating in the Labor Force 19552004 table. (The table can be found online at http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0104670.html.) Then read each statement below. On the line before each statement, write T if the statement is true. Write F is the statement is false.
 _____ In the year 2000, 64.6 percent of mothers with children younger than age 6 were part of the labor force.
 _____ The number of working mothers with children ages 6 to 17 increased by 15 percent between 1975 and 1980.
 _____ During the period 1995 to 2001, the number of working mothers with children younger than age 6 increased by more than 5 percent.
 _____ In the last five years on the chart, the percentage of working mothers with children younger than age 18 decreased.
 _____ The number of working mothers with children younger than age 6 went above the 50 percent mark for the first time between the years 1980 and 1985.
 _____ The number of working mothers with children ages 6 to 17 has not been below 70 percent since 1980.
 _____ The number of working mothers with children younger than age 6 decreased between 1997 and 2001.
 _____ In 1955, fewer than onefourth of all mothers with children under age 18 were part of the U.S. workforce.
 _____ Working mothers with children younger than age 6 have always made up a smaller percentage of the workforce than those who have children ages 6 to 17.
 _____ In the year 2001, more than threefourths of all mothers of children ages 6 to 17 were part of the labor force.

