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ERIC Number: ED013960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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WHO ARE THE WORKING MOTHERS.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF WORKING MOTHERS AND ON THE FACTORS THAT MOTIVATE THEM TO SEEK PAID EMPLOYMENT IS PROVIDED THROUGH 20 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. AMONG THE NEARLY 27 MILLION WOMEN WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES IN MARCH 1966 WERE 9.9 MILLION MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. THESE WORKING MOTHERS CONSTITUTED 36 PERCENT OF ALL MOTHERS IN THE POPULATION. MORE THAN ONE OF THREE MOTHERS WERE IN THE LABOR FORCE IN MARCH 1966 AS COMPARED WITH FEWER THAN ONE OF 10 IN 1940. ECONOMIC NEED IS THE MOST COMPELLING REASON WHY MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN WORK. ALMOST TWO OF EVERY FIVE WORKING MOTHERS HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE. IN MARCH 1966, 8.1 MILLION WORKING MOTHERS WERE FROM HOMES WHERE THE HUSBAND WAS PRESENT. OF EVERY 10 WORKING MOTHERS, THREE ARE 25 TO 34 YEARS OLD AND FOUR ARE 35 TO 44 YEARS OLD. OCCUPATIONS HELD BY WORKING MOTHERS ARE SIMILAR, IN GENERAL, TO THOSE OF ALL WOMEN WORKERS. THE LEAFLET IS AVAILABLE AS GPO L13.11--37 FOR 10 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
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