ERIC Number: ED103604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Women in Industry: Employment Patterns of Women in Corporate America.
Lyle, Jerolyn R.; Ross, Jane L.
A research study, the book focuses on the type of jobs which women hold in large industrial firms and the extent of occupational discrimination which they face in the job market. To investigate the nature of occupational discrimination, the authors studied the relationships among 30 characteristics of 246 firms, of which 188 were industrial and 58 nonindustrial companies. Banks and insurance firms were excluded from the sample. An important finding was that industrial sector center firms, those with the largest numbers of employees and highest asset levels, practiced less occupational discrimination toward women than smaller or peripheral firms. Among nonindustrial firms, those with more diversification in output and with suburban locations exhibited less occupational discrimination than highly specialized firms and firms with central city locations. Extensive interviews with male and female managers in several large firms revealed that employee resistance to female supervisors was one problem inhibiting entry of women at the managerial level. Examination of Federal equal employment programs indicated additional budget and staff were needed for more effective affirmative action and equal employment. Ideas for further research on occupational discrimination are offered in the concluding chapter. A 32-page annotated bibliography of readings on women also is included. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Administrators, Annotated Bibliographies, Economic Factors, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Government Role, Industry, Labor Economics, Sex Discrimination, Social Bias, Social Influences, Tables (Data)
Lexington Books, D. C. Heath and Co., 125 Spring Street, Lexington, Massachusetts 02173 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Books
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