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ERIC Number: ED189300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Population Dispersal: What's in It for Career-Oriented Women?
West, Donald A.; Price, Dorothy Z.
A study examined the 1972-73 employment of 535 female 1965 and 1966 high school graduates in non-metropolitan Washington. Findings revealed that although there were fewer job opportunities in rural areas, there appeared to be little difference between women working full- or part-time, their level of earnings, or job satisfaction when geographic location was the intervening variable. Data for the study were collected through use of a mail survey. Results of the study indicate that although the more populous places have more employment available, the relative proportion of women working full or part-time, job satisfaction, and earnings was quite similar across all community sizes. Three-fifths of the sample were employed, and three-fourths of those were employed full-time. Less than half of those on farms or rural areas were employed as compared to two-thirds in large cities. Full-time homemaking appears to be an acceptable alternative for women in non-metropolitan areas, since women in this role experienced considerable job satisfaction. However, a comparison with a sample of older women is recommended before conclusions are drawn regarding full-time homemaking as a first choice for career-oriented women. (MEK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Nonmetropolitan Areas; Washington