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Labor force participation by older women

In 2014, over 9 percent of women aged 65+ were in the labor force.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2014/docs/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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