ERIC Number: ED227336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Equal Employment Opportunity for Women: U.S. Policies. United States Report for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Working Party Number 6 on the Role of Women in the Economy (Paris, France, June 1982).
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
A study analyzed past and present United States initiatives for promoting equal employment opportunity and wage equality for women. It was determined that, during the past 20 years, the United States Government has established the legal procedures to combat inequities in educational opportunities and employment-related practices. While these procedures have effected some improvements, the problems of occupational segregation and its resultant lower earnings for women persist. Other issues affecting the full utilization of women in the work force include protective labor legislation, inequities in education, lack of adequate child care, lack of adequate alternative work patterns, the scope of unemployment, involuntary part-time employment, and limited unemployment assistance. Despite outreach efforts to groups with special needs, such as migrant and seasonal farmworkers and minority women, members of these groups continue to lag behind their white counterparts in most socioeconomic areas. Analysis of the effectiveness of equal opportunity initiatives reveals that, for the future, equality for women in the workplace will depend on continued reduction of occupational segregation of women. (The second half of this report consists of 18 tables of data.) (MN)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Agency Cooperation, Blacks, Coordination, Day Care, Economic Factors, Educational Discrimination, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Females, Financial Support, Flexible Working Hours, Hispanic Americans, Individual Needs, Labor Force, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Legislation, Migrant Workers, Outreach Programs, Program Effectiveness, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Salary Wage Differentials, Seasonal Employment, Sex Discrimination, Trend Analysis, Underemployment, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States
Note: Presented at the meeting of the Manpower and Social Affairs Committee's Working Party Number 6 on the Role of Women in the Economy, sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris, France, June 1982).