ERIC Number: ED189463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Women in Alaska's Labor Force.
Baker, Barbara; Wilson, James R.
This 1980 report describes the present status of Alaskan women in the labor force. Extensive use is made of results of the 1976 Survey of Income and Education, an expanded version of the ongoing population survey conducted by the United States Bureau of Census. These topics are covered: demography of Alaskan women, race, age, families, labor force participation, current employment of women in the government and private sectors, occupations, wage and salary information, higher education and apprenticeship training, women and unemployment, characteristics of the unemployed, characteristics of job seekers, inroads to the work force, Work Incentive Program, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, and Senior Employment Program. Extensive figures and tables are provided. The following facts are reported: 62% of Alaskan women sixteen years ofage and over are in the civilian labor force, since 1950 the proportion of women heads-of-family has doubled to 11%, women comprise over one-third of private sector employment, women constitute a majority of postsecondary students, women are moving into traditional male-dominated disciplines in postsecondary studies, and the number of women enrolled in apprenticeship programs is almost three times the national average (3%). A list of agencies offering employment assistance is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Age, Apprenticeships, Career Education, Demography, Displaced Homemakers, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Females, Heads of Households, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Job Applicants, Labor Force, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Race, Salaries, Unemployment, Wages
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Labor, Juneau.
Identifiers: Alaska; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Senior Employment Program; Work Incentive Program