The study of women in the workplace is the investigation of women’s roles in, and access to, work environments beyond the home. This area of research draws on economics, social statistics, business history, feminism, and cultural history to create a narrative of how women have gradually moved into major participation in the workforce of contemporary society.

A limited way of approaching this field is to look at the roles and numbers of women in corporate United States over the decades of the 20th and early 21st centuries. This perspective tells the story of how women in the country, including immigrants of all races, have moved from the factories and mills of the early 1900s to the broader range of corporate positions by the end of the ...

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