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Women and credit: In the 1990s, women made strides in politics, and pop culture rewrites what it means to be a girl – MarketWatch

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.

This series examines the financial progress made by women in the U.S. since the Equal Credit Opportunity Act was passed in 1974. In this installment: the 1990s, when “third-wave” feminism began.

Strides in the workplace

By the end of the 1990s, women’s participation in the workforce had grown to 60% — while men’s participation shrank to 74.7% — according to the U.S.
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