No. Women are not quitting jobs to “raise families”. They are losing jobs due to the recession.

“There is no evidence […] that mothers are increasingly ‘opting out’ of employment [] in favor of full-time motherhood. For this story to be true, the employment rate of non-mothers would have had to diverge sharply from that of mothers, which has not been the case.”

Meanwhile, ”the workforce participation rates of men aged 25 through 54 have dropped from 96 percent in 1953 to 86.4 percent today […] But when men in their prime working years drop out of the workforce we don’t say they’ve gone home to be with their kids. We say they’re unemployed.”

Actually, I find a lot of people say that women took their jobs or some such nonsense.