The Economist has a great article on the status of women in the workforce in America and in other nations.
The article points out some of the great advances.
Women now make up almost half of American workers (49.9% in October).
They run some of the world’s best companies, such as PepsiCo, Archer
Daniels Midland and W.L. Gore. They earn almost 60% of university
degrees in America and Europe.
However, the article rightly points out that society has not made the necessary adjustments to cope with these changes. Women are forgoing motherhood entirely or they drop out of the workforce after children arrive.
I'm going to come back to this article, because it includes some references to new studies. I am also rereading the Feminine Mystique, so I've got women and work on the brain.