ERIC Number: ED158941
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Women Today and Tomorrow.
Nine out of 10 girls can expect to work for pay; six of them will be part of the labor force for 30 years. Today five out of ten women between the ages of 18 and 64 are working outside the home. A young woman must plan to be a worker as well as wife and mother. One fourth of all American Indian women who work for pay are clerical workers, one-fifth service workers, and another one-fifth do factory type work, all relatively low paying jobs. The world is changing; women expect to live longer and have fewer children; and there are more widowed, divorced, separated, and unmarried women. Greater attention must be given to career planning. This document is the introduction to the "Choices and Careers: Free to Choose" program for young tribal women, which endeavors to help girls think through the choices they have and to plan so that options are open for career choices. It discusses new career opportunities for women, including the non-traditional jobs becoming available, the value of higher education, and early conditioning that creates the passivity, dependence and non-competitive attitudes that hamper girls in realizing their fullest potential. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.