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ERIC Number: ED138530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Women in Alaska, 1977. A Preliminary Study.
Jones, Dorothy M.; And Others
To determine the precise nature and extent of the problem confronting Alaskan women, the Legislature in 1976 directed the Human Rights Commission to conduct a study on the status of women in education, employment, health, and the justice system. This publication contains the results of that study. Data for the study were secured through interviews with experts, administrators and staff of services for women, and with users of services; analysis of available statistical data; and when possible, collection and analysis of original data such as surveys of housewives, battered wives, and lawyers, respectively. Some of the issues that were explored in the field of education include sex bias in curriculum materials, athletics, counseling, and vocational training. Employment research centered on sex segregation in occupations, inequality in income, and the needs of working mothers. The health study focused on the special emotional crises occasioned by divorce and wife battering and on the difficulties in obtaining access to abortions and family planning services. The handling of rape cases, the dehumanizing treatment of women in prisons, the insufficient response to wife beatings, the difficulties faced by women undergoing divorce, and the inequalities found in the legal profession were examined in the context of the justice system. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage.; Alaska State Commission on Human Rights, Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska