work outside the home

idiom

: to have a job in a factory, restaurant, office building, etc.

Examples of work outside the home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many, many more Italian women work outside the home than in the past — the number grew last year to more than half of Italian women, an all-time high — and that means many two-career couples without the time or energy to assemble a weekly banquet. Frank Bruni Laura May Todd, New York Times, 13 May 2024 Though this has changed somewhat in recent years, with more LDS women seeking work outside the home, blogging — and later, influencing — provided many women with a way to combine both traditional homemaking and journaling, a longtime tradition within the Church. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 1 Mar. 2024 Due to the severity of their child's disability, some parents are unable to work outside the home. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 4 Nov. 2023 In two-thirds of American families with children, all parents work outside the home. Elliot Haspel, The Atlantic, 9 Feb. 2024 Despite progress since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law in January 2009, President Joe Biden said women who work outside the home are still paid an average of 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man, and that the pay disparities are greater for many women of color. Darlene Superville, Chicago Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024 The transformation confers a very practical benefit as well, since a male or bacha posh child can work outside the home for their families. Nadia Hashimi, Foreign Affairs, 13 Apr. 2015 Boys could travel independently and work outside the home. Nadia Hashimi, Foreign Affairs, 13 Apr. 2015 Women work outside the home at lower rates in India than almost any other country, a huge roadblock for economic expansion. Weiyi Cai, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2023

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“Work outside the home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20outside%20the%20home. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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