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ERIC Number: ED012304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 176
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Reference Count: 0
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN ALASKA, A COLLECTION OF DATA PERTAINING TO KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OF HOME ECONOMICS AND HOW THESE CONTRIBUTE TO WAGE-EARNING OCCUPATIONS.
BITTNER, ELLADEAN HAYS
INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS WERE INTERVIEWED IN 25 TOWNS AND VILLAGES DURING 1964-65 TO DETERMINE (1) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN ALASKA, (2) PREVIOUS JOB TRAINING FOR WOMEN, (3) THE BEST METHODS OF TRAINING WOMEN FOR AVAILABLE EMPLOYMENT, (4) THE NEED FOR NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, AND (5) POSSIBLE NEW TRAINING PROGRAMS. INFORMATION ON THE ECONOMY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, HEALTH SERVICES, AND WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT IS ORGANIZED BY GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS. BACKGROUND INFORMATION IS GIVEN ON THE EDUCATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF WOMEN, AND THE HEALTH PROBLEMS OF THE REGION. MANY WOMEN SEEKING WORK IN ALASKA WERE UNSKILLED. MANY ALASKAN FAMILIES LIVED IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING BECAUSE OF LOW INCOME. JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LARGER TOWNS WERE MORE PLENTIFUL FOR THE TRAINED WOMEN BUT WERE SCARCE FOR THE UNTRAINED. EIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED--(1) THE EFFORT TO PREVENT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS SHOULD BE INCREASED, (2) HIGH SCHOOLS SHOULD OFFER INTENSIVE COURSES IN HOME ECONOMICS FOR EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION IN SCHOOLS WHERE THE DROPOUT RATE IS HIGH, AND (3) VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR WOMEN SHOULD INCLUDE A COURSE IN MONEY MANAGEMENT. SEPARATE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE FOR ESKIMO VILLAGES. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers: Alaska (Juneau)