ERIC Number: ED094151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
The Economic Role of Women.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Statistical information pertaining to one of the most important changes in the American economy in this century--the increase in the number of women who work outside the home--is presented as an introduction to the broader range of topics which will be considered by the Advisory Committee on the Economic Role of Women. Job-related aspects of women's economic role dealt with in the report are: participation in the labor force, the historical pattern, the working woman today, unemployment, the widening in the reported male-female unemployment differential, education and the occupational distribution, earnings, and direct discrimination versus role differentiation. Special problems which the report addresses are: female-headed households, income tax, and child care. Government action in promoting equality of opportunity is reviewed. A supplementary table is offered, representing the occupational distribution of women in 1950, 1960, and 1970. (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.