ERIC Number: ED136445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Women Working: Toward a New Society.
By the end of 1976, nearly half of all women were working or looking for work, making up approximately 41 percent of the labor force. New social policies are necessary that not only make appropriate accommodations but spur wide-ranging reforms in many areas of life. Fundamental changes in society would have the aim of greater occupational equality and freedom of choice for men and women in the work place. It would permit flexibilities in the amount of time an individual might allocate to education, work, family life, and leisure at any age during the course of a lifetime. These goals, if they were achieved, would lead to a fundamental reordering of the values underlying American life--in which the objectives of greater choice for the individual and improved quality of life would for the first time be equated with our traditional concern for productivity. To meet these goals, broad changes will be needed in six major areas: in employment, in family life and child care, in welfare and tax policy, in education, in sex roles, and in the phasing of stages of the life cycle. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Child Care, Demography, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Policy Formation, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Social Change, Social Problems, Sociocultural Patterns
ESSAY Department, Carnegie Corporation, 437 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Note: Reprinted from the 1976 Annual Report