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ERIC Number: ED105331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-7
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Minority Group Women.
Sexton, Patricia Cayo
Four minority groups are identified in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Employer Information Report: (1) Negro; (2) Oriental; (3) American Indian; and (4) Spanish Surnamed Americans. Together, these groups in 1970 numbered about 34.5 million people, or about 17 percent of the population. This paper reports on the status of minority women and, in particular, their status in the job market. A 1973 EEOC report showed that minority women are more underrepresented among "officials and managers" than any other job category. On the other hand, these women are considerably overrepresented in the blue collar categories andin "service work." Not suprisingly in 1972 the median income of minority women who worked full-time year-round was $5,320 compared with $6,131 for white women. The unemployment rate among minority women is almost double that of white women, and there is an especially severe unemployment rate (34.5 percent) among minority teenage women. Most other problems of job status, however, seem to be external to the women themselves. Most of these problems have to do with discrimination in hiring and promotion, low wages paid by employers, the lack of day care and other facilities for working women, and the relatively high general levels of unemployment in the nation that strike women and minorities harder than others. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Workshop on Research Needed to Improve the Employment and Employability of Women (Washington, D.C., June 1974); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document