ERIC Number: ED174284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
New Directions and Awareness: A Working Conference on Equity and Employment.
Tarbell, Marie Mayor; And Others
The proceedings of a conference focusing on women and employment are presented. The keynote address by Marie Tarbell summarizes recent statistics describing women's position in the paid work force. She reports that women comprise 41% of the paid work force and can expect to work an average of 22.9 years. Despite their increasing participation, women remain in stereotyped "women's jobs," such as clerical and service workers, with median incomes $4,818 less than their male counterparts. Minority women have the lowest average income of all workers. Two conference workshops, using small group discussions, addressed the topics of (1) nontraditional jobs in terms of expectations of employees and employers, paths of entry and recruitment efforts, barriers to entry, and areas for improvement; and (2) social service careers with regard to the need to recruit women into the field and ways in which women may be made aware of social service careers. An address by Carol Eliason concludes the conference proceedings, describing postsecondary nontraditional vocational programs available to women. A questionniare used to evaluate the conference is appended and the results are summarized. (DR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.; Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.