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Farida Mercedes and her two sons Sebastian, 5, (left) and Lucas, 7, stand in their backyard in Fairlawn, N.J. Mercedes left her job as an assistant VP of HR at L'Oreal in August after working there for 17 years. As hundreds of thousands of women dropped out of the workforce in September, Latinas led the way, leaving at nearly three times the rate of white women. Erica Seryhm Lee for NPR hide caption

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'My Family Needs Me': Latinas Drop Out Of Workforce At Alarming Rates

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Marie Curie holds her daughter, Irene, for a photo in 1904 with husband Pierre in the garden of the Sevres Office of Weights and Measures in Sevres, France. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Misconceptions of the Mind Conference incorporated accommodations and play for children that paralleled the academic exchange among scholars and scientists. Saray Ayala and Nadya Vasilyeva/MoMiCon hide caption

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