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ERIC Number: ED015291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 35
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MARITAL AND FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS OF WORKERS, MARCH 1966. SPECIAL LABOR FORCE REPORT NUMBER 80.
WALDMAN, ELIZABETH
THE THRIVING ECONOMY'S DEMAND FOR WORKERS RESULTED IN DECREASED UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN 1966 FOR WHITE AND NEGRO WOMEN AND WHITE MEN. THE INCREASED NUMBER OF WOMEN WORKERS RESULTED NOT ONLY FROM THE EXPANDING JOB MARKET BUT ALSO FROM FEDERAL LEGISLATION OUTLAWING SEX DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT. IN THIS DECADE, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN WOMEN WORKERS, 25 PERCENT, HAS BEEN IN MARRIED WOMEN UNDER 35 YEARS OF AGE. THE DECLINING BIRTH RATE AMONG WIVES 21-24 YEARS OLD AND THE CHANGING ATTITUDES OF EMPLOYERS, SOCIETY, AND FAMILIES HAVE MADE YOUNG MOTHERS' WORKING MORE ACCEPTABLE. NEGRO WOMEN, WITH AND WITHOUT CHILDREN, CONTINUED TO HAVE HIGHER WORKER RATES AND LOWER INCOMES THAN WHITES, EVEN WHEN THEY WERE FAMILY HEADS. OVER HALF WERE SERVICE WORKERS WHILE ONLY 16 PERCENT OF WHITES HELD SUCH JOBS. THE COMPARATIVELY LOW INCOME LEVELS AMONG NEGRO FAMILIES REFLECT THE CONCENTRATION OF FAMILY HEADS AMONG THE LESS SKILLED OCCUPATIONS, MANY IN WHICH INTERMITTENT EMPLOYMENT IS NOT UNUSUAL. LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION AND STATUS FOR VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF WORKER VARIABLES ARE PRESENTED IN TABULAR FORMS FROM DATA GATHERED IN A MONTHLY SURVEY BY BUREAU OF CENSUS FOR THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM THE "MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW," APRIL 1967 AND IS AVAILABLE FROM BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 14TH STREET AND CONSTITUTION AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20210. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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