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ERIC Number: ED015280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 2
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FACT SHEET ON NONWHITE WOMEN WORKERS.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
RECENT SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS HAVE HELPED TO IMPROVE THE STATUS OF NONWHITE WOMEN WORKERS, BUT THERE ARE STILL SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES IN THE EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS OF NONWHITE AND WHITE WOMEN. A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF NONWHITES ARE IN THE LABOR FORCE AND ARE WORKING WIVES AND WORKING MOTHERS. IN GENERAL, NONWHITES HAVE HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, LOWER INCOME, AND LESS SCHOOLING THAN WHITES, AND MORE ARE CONCENTRATED IN LOW-SKILLED, LOW-WAGE OCCUPATIONS. THE 3.5 MILLION IN THE LABOR FORCE IN 1965 WERE 46 PERCENT OF ALL NONWHITE WOMEN. OF THOSE WOMEN WITH CHILDREN 6-17 YEARS OF AGE, 58 PERCENT OF THE NONWHITES WERE WORKERS. THEY WERE IN ALL MAJOR OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS. THIRTY PERCENT WERE IN PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD WORK, 25 PERCENT IN SERVICE WORK, AND 11 PERCENT IN CLERICAL WORK. ABOUT 30 PERCENT WERE ON PART-TIME SCHEDULES BUT PREFERRED FULL-TIME. ALMOST 67 PERCENT OF NONWHITE WOMEN REPORTED SOME INCOME IN 1964. THE MEDIAN WAS $1,066 WHILE THAT OF FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND WORKERS WAS $2,674. ABOUT 324,000 NONWHITE WOMEN WERE SEEKING WORK IN 1965. THE MEDIAN NUMBER OF SCHOOL YEARS COMPLETED BY NONWHITE WOMEN WORKERS 18 YEARS AND OVER IN MARCH 1965 WAS 11.1 YEARS. THIRTY-TWO PERCENT HAD COMPLETED 8 YEARS OR LESS OF SCHOOLING, 29 PERCENT HAD COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL, AND 8 PERCENT HAD GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. SOURCES OF THESE DATA ARE THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, BUREAU OF CENSUS, AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
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