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ERIC Number: ED157582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 22
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Educating for Underemployment? A Comparison of Female and Male Respondents of Student Follow-up Studies.
DeVuyst, Lauren; And Others
This study attempted to identify enrollment patterns of male and female students at Gateway Technical Institute and employment patterns of graduates to determine whether sex role stereotyping was a legitimate concern. The study was based on annually conducted six-month and three-year follow-up studies of graduates and non-completers, and program enrollment data. Both questionnaires solicited information on the relevance of college major to current employment, unemployment, and range and average monthly wages for those employed in their training fields; 676 (92%) responded to the six-month and 380 (57%) to the three-year surveys. Comparison of female and male responses showed a higher percentage of females than males employed in their occupational training field, due in part to the large proportion of women in health services, where placement is virtually 100%. A lower percentage of 1977 women than men graduates were in the job market, and an even greater percentage of 1975 females were not in the market. Reasons tended to be sex-linked; women cited family responsibilities and men cited further schooling. Females averaged 25% less in wages than males, with a greater differential for 1975 graduates, and started at lower salaries. Respondents tended to graduate from either female or male intensive fields. (TR)
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