ERIC Number: ED128729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
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Cinderella Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary E.
Womanpower, p34-37 Nov 1975 (Special issue of Manpower Magazine)
This paper, which initially appeared in the journal Womanpower, uses the Cinderella fairy tale as a parallel to the present situation of women in their preparation for and participation in the labor market. The federally supported vocational education programs are preparing female enrollees for staying in the home, as illustrated by the fact that 49.2% of all young women enrolled in federally authorized vocational education are studying home economics, and the remainder are in programs designed to provide preparation for homemaking, rather than training for work outside the home. Data is offered which indicates that today's girls will face a reality vastly at variance with the home role for which they are being prepared: (1) over half of women over 18 are in the work force; (2) married women can expect to work for 25 years; (3) one out of eight families is headed by a woman; and (4) child support by fathers in divided families is almost nonexistent. Though forbidden by Title IX, it is well documented that unequal treatment is still pervasive in federally funded vocational education. Some suggestions are offered as to how to change the present situation. (NG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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