ERIC Number: ED053329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Women Who Work, Part 2: Married Women in the Labour Force: The Influence of Age, Education, Child-Bearing Status and Residence. Special Labour Force Studies Series B, No. 2.
Allingham, John D.; Spencer, Byron G.
To followup an earlier study of the relative importance of age, education, and marital status as variables influencing female participation in the labor force, this research attempts to measure the relative importance of similar factors in determining whether or not a woman works or wishes to work. Particular emphasis was given to such determinants as age, child status, education of married women, residence, and education of husband. One important finding of the study was that the presence or absence of a young child remains, in the aggregate, the most important single attribute affecting a wife's participation in the labor force until the age of 44. It was concluded that the general improvement in the level of education is likely to induce more and more wives to remain in the labor force after they are married, and to return to it when their major child-raising responsibilities in the home are passed. Still other factors that are expected to influence the participation of women in labor force are the use of effective birth control methods and the general continuing rise in the husband's income. Part 1 of this study is available as ED 033 199. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Age, Education, Employed Women, Employment Level, Family Income, Family Status, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Labor Utilization, Marital Status
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Publications Distribution, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ($.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa (Ontario). Special Manpower Studies and Consultation Div.