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ERIC Number: ED020358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 96
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Reference Count: 0
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AMERICAN WOMEN.
President's Commission on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION AND SEVEN COMMITTEES WHO ASSESSED THE STATUS OF WOMEN ARE REPORTED. THE COMMITTEES MADE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE AREAS--WOMEN'S EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, HOME AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT (THAT UNDER FEDERAL CONTRACTS), EMPLOYMENT IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LABOR STANDARDS, FEDERAL SOCIAL INSURANCE AND TAXES AS THEY AFFECT WOMEN, THE LEGAL TREATMENT OF WOMEN IN RESPECT TO CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, AND WOMEN AS CITIZENS. SOME RECOMMENDATIONS WERE--(1) GREATER PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE VALUE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ALL MATURE AMERICANS SHOULD HAVE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY ON THE AMERICAN AGENDA, AND IT IS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE TO WOMEN, (2) COUNSELING SERVICES SHOULD BE STRENGTHENED AT ALL LEVELS IN ALL SCHOOLS AND IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT, (3) EDUCATION OF GIRLS AND WOMEN SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY EXAMINED TO DISCOVER MORE EFFECTIVE APPROACHES, (4) EXPANDED COMMUNITY SERVICES SUCH AS CHILD CARE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, SAFETY, RECREATION, AND COUNSELING SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO MAINTAIN THE FAMILY AS THE CORE INSTITUTION OF SOCIETY, (5) GOVERNMENT SERVICE AS A SHOWCASE FOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SHOULD EMPLOY WOMEN PART-TIME AND SHOULD PROVIDE LEADERSHIP IN EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN, (6) LABOR LEGISLATION SHOULD BE ENACTED TO ASSURE WOMEN EQUAL PAY, MINIMUM WAGES, LIMITED MAXIMUM HOURS, AND THE RIGHT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, AND (7) WIDOW BENEFITS, UNEMPLOYMENT COVERAGE, AND MATERNITY OR COMPARABLE INSURANCE BENEFITS SHOULD BE EXTENDED. THE CONCLUDING SECTION PRESENTS 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO WOMEN SUCH AS INCREASED LONGEVITY, IMPROVED HEALTH, URBANIZATION, HIGHER STANDARDS OF LIVING, MULTIPLE ROLES OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN, AND GREATER NUMBERS OF WORKING WOMEN, WHICH ARE PERTINENT TO THE COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS PR35.8--W84/AM3 FOR $1.25 FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: President's Commission on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
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