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ERIC Number: ED140121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Liberal Arts Graduates from a Women's College.
Eckstein, Daniel; Boatwright, Sandra
In an effort to determine whether graduating students from a women's college found suitable employment, whether they continued their formal education, and whether such women entered emergent career fields , 246 followup questionnaires were sent to all B.A. graduates and 178 questionnaires to all A.A. graduates from 1972-1974. Out of a total of 424 questionnaires, 301 (71%) were returned. Results indicated that 89% of the B.A. graduates were working full-or part-time; 16% of the women were in school full or part time; 10% listed their full-time employment; and only 3% of the graduates were not working or actively seeking employment. Among A.A. graduates 73% furthered their education--55% were working full-time, with 66% in school. Only 4% were unemployed and looking for work. Almost 60% of the students had no previous work experience. Women graduates still predominate in the "traditional" areas of female employment (clerical, sales, teaching, and medical health related vocations). Specific suggestions are provided for increased emphasis on part-time and volunteer work, summer jobs, supervised internship, and expanded placement services, as ways to improve the employment outlook for women graduates. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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