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ERIC Number: ED147256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-3
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Working Women in the United States.
Wolfe, Mary Ann
In light of changing statistics about women in the labor force since 1960, the author discusses possible trends related to working women in the future. In 1962 the labor force participation rate of all U. S. women was 36% and of mothers, 34%. By 1975 these rates increased to 43% and 47% respectively. Unfortunately, women still seem to be taking low-paid jobs in traditionally female-oriented fields. The author hopes that future trends will show a much wider distribution of working women throughout the labor force. This will involve making fundamental changes in the way counselors, parents, and employers regard career possibilities for young women. Also, women who do work at home should be recognized for their economic contribution to the family's income, including a guaranteed fair share of Social Security and other benefits which normally come only with the husband's pay check. In addition, there should be more creative day care arrangements; training and certification for household workers; training and counseling for women criminal offenders; and work opportunities with support systems for welfare mothers. (AV)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.