07.29.134:26 PM ET

Percentage of Women in Workplace Falls

Number declines for the first time in three generations.

Who's “leaning in?” According to the Daily Mail, the rise of the stay-at-home mother is happening now. About 70 percent of women born between 1985 and 1994 have a steady cash flow with a job by the time they are 23 or 24 years old—marginally down compared to the decade before—for the first time in three generations. According to  research by Alan Manning of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, the economic crisis may be responsible for the fall of women in work but the main change may be societal. One researcher said, “It is fairly clear that the view people had for a long time—that men and women were heading toward equality in their working lives, is not happening.” You have permission to cry now.