ERIC Number: ED156581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
California Women. Report of the California Commission on the Status of Women.
California State Commission on the Status of Women, Sacramento.
Major activities of the California Commission on the Status of Women during 1974-75 are described, and summaries are presented which characterize the status of women in California in areas of social, political, and economic life. Established by the state legislature in 1965, the Commission has among its goals the study of changing roles and responsibilities of women, elimination of inequities in law, operation as an information center for government and the public, and provision of technical and consultive advice to groups working toward women's equity. During 1974-75, the Commission conducted public awareness activities, developed publications, and supported legislative changes for women in areas of legal equity, credit, government participation, insurance, child care, education, counseling, employment, and the media. Seven chapters explore these areas in detail, giving statistical information and explanations of women's changing status. Each chapter reviews recent legislation which promotes equity for women. Also presented are lists of resources and some Commission publications on the topics covered. Appendices identify California city, county, and community commissions on the status of women; regulatory agencies; member groups of the California Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment; and resource organizations concerned with women's equity. (AV)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Child Care, Civil Rights, Community Organizations, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Females, Feminism, Laws, Legislation, Mass Media, Professional Recognition, Public Agencies, Resources, Sex Discrimination, Social Change, Social Status, Socioeconomic Status, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Commission on the Status of Women, Sacramento.
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