ERIC Number: ED159460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Projecting Female Labor Force Participation from Sex-Role Attitudes.
Waite, Linda J.
In this paper evidence on the causal connection between employment of women and sex-role attitudes is presented and evaluated. The effects of sex-role attitudes on labor force participation are reviewed, and changes in sex-role attitudes during the next fifteen years are projected. Information on the relationship between sex-role attitudes and labor market activity is used to make tentative projections of female labor force participation to 1990. The results of this analysis indicate that, if no further changes have taken place in individual attitudes toward sex roles since the early 1970's, succession of cohorts should result in an increase in female labor force participation of two to four percentage points by 1990. Also, if there is a continued trend toward acceptance by individuals of work roles for women during this period, then a rise in female labor force participation of nineteen to twenty-two points is implied by the results. The implications of these findings are discussed. (Author/CSS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the meetings of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, September 1978); Not available in hard copy because of broken type