ERIC Number: ED203081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Sex Discrimination in Employment. Research Report No. 171.
Morris, J. David; Wood, Linda B.
This report examines the status of women and the laws that have been enacted to protect women from discrimination in employment. Written in lay language, it examines employment and occupational statistics for women in the United States and in Kentucky. Following an introduction in Chapter 1, the report presents four chapters surveying the problem, as well as a chapter of recommendations for action. Material covered in the chapters is as follows. Chapter 2 sets out in detail statistical information on both the nation and the state of Kentucky demonstrating the disparity between the income of men and women, the unequal distribution of women within the workforce, and the position of women in the workforce. Chapters 3 and 4 present a basic primer on sex discrimination. Chapter 3 attempts to set out the illusory nature of stereotypes which engender discriminatory acts against women. Chapter 4 summarizes briefly the body of federal and state law which has been enacted to ensure that women have employment opportunities equal to men. Finally, Chapter 5 gives a survey of federal cases construing the anti-bias laws, and chapter 6 presents the conclusions of the study and recommendations for future laws and practices. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Case Studies, Civil Rights Legislation, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Females, Labor Force, Labor Utilization, Males, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, State Legislation, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State General Assembly, Frankfort. Legislative Research Commission.