ERIC Number: ED162162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Women in Vocational Education. Occupational Education.
Kay, Evelyn R.
The majority of women enrolled in noncollegiate postsecondary vocational schools in October, 1976, were twenty-five years of age and over and attended school part-time while working full-time. The enrollment of women of age eighteen and over in noncollegiate postsecondary schools in October, 1976, was almost equal to that of men. When enrollments are examined by age and labor force participation, differences between men and women become apparent. For eighteen- to twenty-one-year-olds, the number of women participating in vocational education greatly exceeded that of men, while the participation rate of women of age twenty-two to thirty-four was considerably below that of men. Women enrolled full-time were primarily in the younger age groups, while the part-time women students were concentrated in the older age groups. Comparing women to men students, sixty percent of the women versus eight-three percent of the men held jobs, seven percent of the women and men were unemployed and looking for work, and thirty-three percent of the women versus ten percent of the men were not in the labor force. Seventy-four percent of the employed women students and ninety percent of the employed men students were full-time workers. Most vocational students (fifty-one percent) had completed high school and thirty-nine percent had some college experience. (EM)
Descriptors: Age, Demography, Employment Statistics, Enrollment Rate, Females, Males, Postsecondary Education, School Demography, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Womens Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States