ERIC Number: ED112099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Women and the Economy: A Bibliography and a Review of the Literature on Sex Differentiation in the Labor Market.
Kohen, Andrew I.; And Others
The first two-thirds of the document is a bibliography on women in the labor market which is divided into 27 categories and sub-categories, the major headings of which are: historical perspective, the supply of female labor in the labor market, earnings of women workers, occupations of women workers (covers occupational distribution, academic and non-academic professional occupations, clerical occupations, blue collar occupations, and service occupations), unemployment among women, women and unionism, attitudes of and toward women working, working women and the rule of law, home production and child care, edited collections of studies on the role of women, bibliographies and review articles, and miscellaneous. The remainder of the document reviews both the theoretical and the empirical literature on sex differentiation in the labor market and focuses on economic research on female/male differences in earnings and occupational assignment. The literature review determined that the sole consistent result of the empirical studies surveyed is that sex discrimination in the form of unequal pay for equal work is of little, if any, quantitative significance. A concluding table summarizes the empirical literature reviewed with respect to data sources and population studied, measure of earnings, statistical method, and explanatory variables and earnings ratio. (JR)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.