ERIC Number: ED090372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
A Study on the Development of a Non-Standard Work Day or Work Week for Woman.
Prywes, Ruth W.
This survey report contains findings on part-time work arrangements currently being offered by Greater Philadelphia Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) employers to minimally-skilled women workers. Employer willingness to extend nonstandard work arrangements and to establish the norm of steady employment in their establishments is reported. Employer opinions concerning business considerations involved in part-time hiring are reported. Attitudes of some SMSA union officials are also presented. SMSA employer attitudes concerning the social desirability of the employment of women who are heads-of-households is discussed as well as the social provisions currently being offered to facilitate employment. New legislation required to place part-time workers on a better footing economically is identified. Obstacles presented by Civil Service are reported on. A review of the literature on part-time employment is included. (Author)
Descriptors: Economic Research, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Geographic Location, Heads of Households, Labor Legislation, Labor Utilization, Literature Reviews, Part Time Employment, Social Influences, Unions, Unskilled Workers, Working Hours
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Bryn Mawr Coll., PA. Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.