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ERIC Number: ED138812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Career Options for Black Women.
Jackson, Jacquelyne Johnson
The specific problem conceptualized for this position paper was that of deriving inferences from statistical data which permitted some determination of the probable effects of recent federal policies and programs on the career options of black women, and, along with other relevant data, to develop a set of recommendations concerning the types of policies and programs which best aid black women in using and improving their career options. In addition, three issues (competent education, traditional female roles, conflicting minorities) are examined as they relate to the current efforts to aid black women. Myths and realities about occupational, familial, and educational statuses of black women are discussed in detail. Employment outlooks for 17 occupations through the mid-1980's are discussed. Career options for black women and the National Institute of Education (NIE) role are examined; recommendations are made which focus on the major concerns and strategies of the Education and Work Section of NIE as they relate to black women. It is concluded from statistical data that federal policies and programs had insignificant, weak, or moderate impacts on career options for black women. It is also noted that the survey of related data tended to confirm the general paucity of empirical data about the relationship between schooling, family, work, and income for black women, thereby leading to the overriding recommendation for a massive research undertaking of this type. Tables are included for 1974-75 predictions of training and other qualifications, and employment outlooks for selected occupations (66 pages). (TA)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Agency Role, Blacks, Career Opportunities, Educational Experience, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Family Influence, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Females, Government Role, Individual Needs, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Occupations, Policy Formation, Professional Occupations, Program Effectiveness, Racial Differences, Research Needs, Research Problems, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Education and Work Group.
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.