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ERIC Number: ED020356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct
Pages: 35
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PROGRESS REPORT ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, OCTOBER 11, 1963 THROUGH OCTOBER 10, 1964.
Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ATTEMPTED TO ADVANCE THE STATUS OF WOMEN BY PROVIDING INCREASED EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN IN IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT POSTS, EQUAL HEALTH INSURANCE RATES FOR FEMALE CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES, AND OVERSEAS TRAVEL ALLOWANCES FOR HUSBANDS OF WOMEN IN THE STATE AND DEFENSE DEPARTMENTS. FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT, LEGISLATION SUCH AS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND THE EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963 PROMOTED EQUALITY OF RIGHTS AND REMUNERATION. NINE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS SUCH AS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 1964 AND THE NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT (STRENGTHENED AND EXTENDED TO 1968) HAVE ADVANCED EDUCATION AND COUNSELING. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE DEVELOPED CURRICULUMS, TRAINED COUNSELORS, AND PREPARED GUIDANCE MATERIALS TO UPGRADE THE STATUS OF WOMEN. LEGISLATION HAS ENCOURAGED EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE AND HEALTH SERVICES, HOMEMAKER-SERVICES, WELFARE SERVICES, SCHOOL RETENTION OF TEENAGERS, MATERNAL CARE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. OVER 83,000 COPIES OF THE PUBLICATION, "AMERICAN WOMEN," WERE DISTRIBUTED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. SUMMARIES OF THE ORIGINAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS OF THE SEVEN COMMITTEES TO FURTHER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THE COMMISSION HAVE BEEN USED AND PUBLICIZED BY STATE COMMISSIONS AND OTHER WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS. STATES HAVE ENACTED LAWS TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM WAGES, EQUAL PAY, CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS. THIRTY-THREE STATES HAVE ESTABLISHED COMMISSIONS TO MEET THE GOALS OF "AMERICAN WOMEN." SELECTED INFORMATION ON GOVERNORS' COMMISSIONS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IS INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS Y3IN8/21--1/963-64 FOR 30 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
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