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ERIC Number: ED042872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-13
Pages: 46
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Womanpower Policies for the 1970's. Seminar on Manpower Policy and Program (Washington, D.C., April 13, 1967).
Cohen, Wilbur J.
One of a series of proceedings of seminars on Manpower Policy and Program, this report presents a condensed transcript of a seminar. Dr. Wilbur J. Cohen discussed women in the labor force today, future trends in women's employment, future demands for workers, health personnel shortages, educational opportunities, homemaker services needed, and increased freedom of choice in the future. Some of the points were: (1) Economic factors, amount of education, and age of children are major factors which influence married women's decision to work, (2) Of the total labor force growth between 1964 and 1980, about 21 million (87 percent) will be due to population increases and the remainder will be from rising labor force participation rates of adult women, (3) Professional and technical workers, those with the highest average educational attainment, will be the fastest growing occupational group, (4) Acute health personnel shortages will necessitate rethinking training and job requirements to allow for upward and lateral mobility of personnel, (5) More flexible time schedules in both education and jobs, and adequate child-care and homemaker services would allow more women to work, and (6) Skills and knowledge of women will be used more creatively and fully than ever before. A question and answer period followed the address. (CD)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.