All past evolutions of marriage have occured primarily as the economic structure of society, and the value/ worth of women changed. When their highest value was staying home and having 14 kids that s wha they did When war forced them into factories they went, when their highest value is contributing to a modern economy ,and providing the workers required to drive that economy, then they are almost forced into working even if they want to stay home and have 14 kids.This happened to my wife and I. She decided to stay home after marriage, having worked from age 15 to age 34.. In the 70s govt's. wanted women to enter the work force. They changed taxation and other arrangements, to force this to happen. We lost many thousands of dollars But my wife never worked after marriage, as a matter of principle. She saw it as taking a job from a single woman who did not have a husband to support her and provide for her.
But as fertility drops, and western populations age, a women's value is again being accounted in their fertility, and govts are restruturing laws and rules to encourage women to have more children, and to try and balance this with a working life. Too late for us, LOL.