ERIC Number: ED333310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing the Limiting Effects of Sex-Role Stereotyping. Report 10.
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Until recent years, many women worked to supplement the family income. The number of female heads of households is growing; increasingly, many women are becoming the sole source of family income. Families of married women are becoming more and more dependent on the "second" income. Women are struggling to move into the high-paying jobs necessary to support families. Most of these jobs are dominated by males. Women maintain a significant role in the labor market, accounting for over 44% of the workforce. Sixty-five percent of all women 18-64 years of age work. Most occupations continue to be filled by either predominantly male or predominantly female workers. Illinois makes every effort to serve the male population, as well as the female population, to reduce steroetyping. Building Fairness is the sex equity initiative in Illinois. It includes a networking system, mini-grants for research/development projects, a resource center, and non-competitive grants. Actions to enhance the sex equity initiative include reiterating activities which provide awareness of the limiting effects of sex-role stereotyping, continuing to focus on encouraging students to enter nontraditional occupations, and developing strategies for targeting occupational programs having more than 90% enrollment of any one gender. (Data tables are provided.) (BHK)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.