ERIC Number: ED114652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Children of Working Mothers, March 1975: Summary, Special Labor Force Report.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
The following are some of the findings based on the results of the annual survey of marital and family characteristics of workers: (1) about 27.6 million of 62.7 million children had mothers in the labor force (over 2 million more than in March 1970); (2) 1.1 million of 6.5 million children under six were in families headed by women (71 percent more than in 1970); (3) the number of children in two-parent families has decreased since 1970; (4) families with working mothers had fewer children; and (5) children whose mothers were employed were families with considerably higher incomes. More black children (48 percent) than white children (38 percent) in two-parent families had employed mothers. Three tables include the following information: (1) number of children under 18 years old, by age, type of family, mother's labor force status, and race, in March 1970 and March 1975; (2) number of families and average number of own children under 18 years old, by type of family, mother's labor force status, and race, in March 1970 and March 1975; and (3) number of children under 18 years old, median family income in 1974, type of family, parents' labor force status, and race, in March 1975. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.