ERIC Number: ED064119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Engineering Manpower Bulletin, Number 21, May 1972.
Alden, John D.
This issue of "Engineering Manpower Bulletin" reviews some of the statistics and other information concerning the status of women in engineering. These major topics are considered: dispelling some common misconceptions; women in the current engineering picture; why does engineering need women; what keeps women out of engineering; problems facing women in engineering; and future opportunities. Women presently constitute less than one percent of the active engineering profession and a little more than one percent of the current engineering student enrollment and new graduates. The average starting salary offered to women in engineering at the bachelor's degree level was $885 per month in 1971, which was a little higher than the average starting salary of male engineers, and is superior to the average salary in other fields generally occupied by women. (PR)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Employed Women, Employment, Engineering, Engineers, Labor Utilization, Scientific Personnel
Engineering Manpower Commission, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.