In some discussions about the economy I have seen several women write about the difficulty their husbands/boyfriends are having getting/keeping jobs. They mention the financial hardship they are going through because of the employment problems of the men, yet they neglect to mention why they, themselves, are not seeking employment. This is not about women who already have jobs, and this scenario is only one example.
There are other scenarios that make one wonder why the women involved aren't working. For example there are women with men in their lives who do work, full time in fact, yet they are still living below the poverty line. Some of these women also never think of getting a job to help out financially. (Save the daycare excuse, I don't want to bog this thread down with that discussion.)
The point of this discussion is women who do not work because they do not want to work, even though their family would benefit by the additional income. Why don't they want to work?