ERIC Number: ED023811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Consultation on the Employment of Women with Family Responsibilities (February 17, 1965).
Department of Labour, Ottawa (Ontario). Women's Bureau.
Fifty-four participants met to consider counseling and training for women who were entering or re-entering the labor force after varying periods of time devoted to their families, and the need for day care services and facilities for children of working mothers, provision for maternity leave, and part-time work. Presentations were: (1) "Women in the Labour Force--Comments on Developments," by H. Trainer, (2) "Counseling and Training for Women Entering or Re-Entering the Labour Force," by E. McLellan, (3) "Day Care Facilities and Services for Children of Employed Mothers," by F. Manson, (4) "The Development of Maternity Leave in the Civil Service of Canada," by D. Caldwell, (5) "Labour Legislation and Part-Time Workers," by E. Woolner, and a panel discussion on part-time work. It was concluded that there is a need for further study of the culturally disadvantaged, attitudes toward working women, the effect of maternal employment on children, the occupational outlook for women, and the effect of part time work on productivity. Social policies were recommended to improve services and facilities in vocational guidance and counseling, strengthen existing day care services and establish additional centers, and provide maternity leaves. Precis, comments, questions, and discussions of each presentation are included. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Labour, Ottawa (Ontario). Women's Bureau.