ERIC Number: ED143131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Availability of Minorities and Women for Professional and Managerial Positions, 1970-1985. Manpower and Human Resources Studies No. 7.
Schneider, Stephen A.
The current status of women and minorities in professional and managerial positions is examined and the situation in the year ahead to 1985 is forecast. Specific occupations chosen for this study include the entire occupational field of engineering including its major subfields (industrial, chemical, electrical, and mechanical). Other occupations are accounting, business administration, law, chemistry, physics, medicine, and dentistry. The past and present experience of minorities and women in these occupations is examined by drawing together a comprehensive review of the related literature and statistical materials. The assessment of the future experience for each occupation is based on the results of a mathematical model of the labor supply creation process. A generalized model of the labor supply process is discussed with data sources and the format for presentation of the model output. Chapters three through eight examine each occupation individually. In the final section, a summary and comparison of the findings draws conclusions about the rate of increase of black and female participation in these occupations based on the previous chapters. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Employed Women, Females, Futures (of Society), Labor Supply, Managerial Occupations, Mathematical Models, Minority Groups, Prediction, Professional Occupations, Simulation, Tables (Data)
Industrial Research Unit, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 ($25.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Wharton Industrial Research Unit.