ERIC Number: ED054296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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Facts about Women's Absenteeism and Labor Turnover.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
The average worktime lost in 1967 because of illness or injury for persons 17 years of age or older was 5.6 days for women and 5.3 days for men. Women lost more time because of acute illness, but men were more likely to be absent because of chronic conditions such as heart trouble. Labor turnover rates show that absentee rates of women have been dropping as a higher proportion of older workers enter the labor force. The separation rates for men and women factory workers in 1968 were 5.2 and 4.4 percent respectively. Occupational mobility was greater for men than for women; only 7 percent of the women but 10 percent of the men held a job in a different occupation in January 1966 than in January 1965. The average worklife of women tripled from 1900 to 1960 and increased by nearly one-third from 1950-60. The expected worklife of women was found to be dependent upon marital status and number of children. A woman who gets married at age 20 has a worklife expectancy ranging from 25 years if she has one child to 17 years if she has four or more children. (BC)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.