ERIC Number: ED052464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Re-Entry of Women to the Labour Market After an Interruption in Employment.
Seear, B. N.
The problems involved in the re-entry of women into employment were studied, and the extent to which there exists a demand for employment for re-entry women was examined. A growing number of women are seeking re-entry in a wide range of income levels. The demand for part-time work appears to exceed supply. Official machinery for assisting re-entry women exists, at least nominally, in all the countries studied. It has to be decided, however, whether special machinery needs to be created to deal with the particular problems of this group and whether such machinery should take the form of a Women's Bureau. In the United States, the Women's Bureau is getting results. Many women have been handicapped in their careers through lack of vocational guidance. Where there are good openings, many are prevented from taking advantage of them through lack of basic educational qualifications. Success achieved in training older women is being achieved. This study has shown that re-entry programs for older women can be a satisfactory investment for both the community and the woman herself. The nature of the women's labor market will in any case change over the next decade as a result of the combined effects of technology and of the introduction of equal pay. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Labor Force Development, Occupational Surveys, Vocational Adjustment
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).