ERIC Number: ED396038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-16
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging the Gender Gap: The Economic Status of Women in New York City, 1980-1990. IUME Research Report 94-1.
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L.
This research report presents data that show that substantial progress was made toward economic equality on the basis of gender in New York (New York) during the 1980s. Using the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Census of Population for New York, the study demonstrates that, in the 1980s: (1) the labor force participation of women grew sharply while that of men remained relatively stable; (2) the proportion of women employed full-time increased dramatically; (3) the earnings shortfall of fully-employed women relative to men narrowed considerably, especially for younger cohorts; and (4) there was a significant increase in the proportion of women in the higher-paying jobs that men used to dominate. In spite of this overall progress, there are still serious concerns about the relative economic status of women. The boom of the 1980s was not equally shared, since women at the bottom of the economic ladder made few gains and the condition of those in unskilled occupations actually worsened during this period. Workers with low levels of education did not benefit as greatly as did those with higher levels of education. Trends for New York City resemble those for the nation as a whole. (Contains 10 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.
Identifiers: New York (New York)