ERIC Number: ED147611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Women: The Path to Equal Employment. Research Report No. 56.
A study of female employment in the private sector between 1966 and 1975 was done (1) to measure the progress of women toward fair-share goals in level of employment, job quality, and salary level and (2) to project when employment gaps will close. The data utilized was reported by those employers who are required to and did file Employer Information Reports with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. There were fourteen conclusions, including the following: (1) The continued existence of employment gaps in the observed job categories implies that women workers are still adversely affected by employment discrimination, (2) there was some improvement in the female employment level and a reduction in the overall level of employment gap, (3) women workers were treated differently from white males and were under-utilized in each of the traditionally non-female job categories, (4) the economic impact of employment discrimination increased, (5) the employment gaps for females are not due to any shortages of qualified or qualifiable women, (6) it will be some time in the twenty-first century or longer before all of the employment gaps will close, and (7) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has directly impacted on the employment position of women in every job category except officials/managers and craft workers. (Over half of the report consists of the appendixes including 148 tables.) (EM)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Government Role, Income, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Occupations, Poverty, Racial Discrimination, Salaries, Sex Discrimination, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC.
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