ERIC Number: ED056332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Women in the Occupational World.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that women do not receive occupational rewards commensurate with their achievement, rewards that are allocated to equally qualified men. The analysis of discrimination is directed toward 3 problems: (1) to what extent are women denied occupational rewards that, according to achievement ideology, they have legitimately earned; (2) what are the demographic and occupational distributions of reward inequalities among working women; and (3) to what extent are the researcher's objective measures of discrimination associated with reports of perceived discrimination. Data were obtained from a survey of American workers conducted by the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan late in 1969. Results showed that the average working woman received $3,458 less than her male counterpart. In regard to demographic and occupational variables that are related to severity of discrimination, it was found that the women who lost $3,500 or more were the youngest (16-29 years old) and the oldest (55 years plus). (Author/RK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Survey Research Center.
Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention (79th, Washington, D. C., September 3-7, 1971)