ERIC Number: ED053307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Underutilization of Women Workers.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Information about the status of working women and their underutilization in the national work force is presented in summary and graph form. Although progress has been made in assuring women equality of pay and nondiscrimination in employment, much work needs to be done to improve the utilization of their abilities. The barriers are still high against employing women in professions other than those traditionally associated with women, and many of the myths regarding women's ability to hold administrative and managerial positions still prevail. The growing share of jobs held by women in the lower paying occupations in recent years is reflected in the gap between the median earnings of women and men. In 1957, the median wage or salary income of women who worked 35 hours or more a week for 50 to 52 weeks was 64 percent of that received by men. In 1968, median earnings of comparably employed women were only 58 percent of those received by men. This document is a revision of ED 019 444. (GB)
Descriptors: Employed Women, Employment Statistics, Graphs, Income, Individual Characteristics, Labor Economics, Labor Force, Labor Utilization
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (L 13.2:W89/11/971, $.35)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: 1971 Revision