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ERIC Number: ED014568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 335
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Reference Count: 0
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HANDBOOK ON WOMEN WORKERS, 1965.
HILTON, MARY N.; AND OTHERS
FACTUAL INFORMATION COVERS THE PARTICIPATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN IN THE LABOR FORCE, THE PATTERNS OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT, THEIR OCCUPATIONS, THEIR INCOME AND EARNINGS, THEIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AND THE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AFFECTING THE EMPLOYMENT AND THE CIVIL AND POLITICAL STATUS OF WOMEN. IN 1965, ABOUT 26 MILLION WOMEN, 37 PERCENT OF ALL WOMEN OF WORKING AGE, COMPRISED 35 PERCENT OF THE LABOR FORCE. ABOUT 32 PERCENT OF ALL EMPLOYED WOMEN WERE CLERICAL WORKERS, 16 PERCENT WERE SERVICE WORKERS, 15 PERCENT WERE OPERATIVES, AND ALMOST 14 PERCENT WERE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WORKERS. A MEDIAN INCOME OF $3,710 WAS RECEIVED BY YEAR-ROUND FULL-TIME WOMEN WORKERS IN 1964. ALMOST 15 MILLION WOMEN WORKERS WERE AT LEAST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, AND 4.9 MILLION OF THESE HAD SOME COLLEGE EDUCATION. ALMOST THREE-FIFTHS OF COLLEGE GRADUATES, BUT LESS THAN ONE-THIRD OF WOMEN WHO HAVE COMPLETED GRADE SCHOOL ONLY, WERE IN THE LABOR FORCE. THIRTY-FOUR STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND PUERTO RICO HAD MINIMUM WAGE LAWS THAT APPLIED TO WOMEN. A SECTION OF THE REPORT DEALS WITH THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE, THE CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COUNCIL, AND THE STATE COMMISSIONS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN. ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST TO WOMEN ARE LISTED, AND A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS GPO L13.3--290 FOR $1.00 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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