ERIC Number: ED246371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Occupational Status and Familial Circumstances for Working Women.
Valdez, Roberta L.; Gutek, Barbara A.
The interdependence of home and work lives is especially salient among women workers as a result of their greater family responsibilities. To examine the relationship between occupational status, marital status, and number of children among working women, a telephone survey of 1,232 Los Angeles adults (827 females, 405 males) was conducted. An analysis of the results showed that the largest proportion of women workers were married (49.9%), were in the 26- 35-year-old age group (29.4%), and had no children (61.7%). The majority of women in professional and managerial jobs were married or cohabiting. However, a larger than expected proportion of women with managerial jobs were widowed, divorced, or separated. A greater proportion of professional and managerial workers compared to semi-skilled, unskilled, and service workers were childless. The percentage of women workers without spouses who were parents was similar to the percentage of married women who had children. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (64th, Los Angeles, CA, April 5-8, 1984).