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ERIC Number: ED163113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Young Women and Employment: What We Know and Need to Know About the School-to-Work Transition.
Berkeley, Muriel, Ed.; And Others
In this report, summaries of papers given at the conference on young women's work to school transition are reprinted. Themes addressed include: (1) problems of teenagers, teenage mothers, and the transition to adulthood; (2) problems faced by youth and minority youth; (3) responsibilities of educators; (4) employment programs; (5) employment prospects in the private sector; and (6) Federal programs for youth employment. Recommendations of the conference are: (1) women and minorities must work together to improve their job options; (2) stereotypes of people's expectations of women must be changed if they are to have equal employment opportunities; (3) institutional changes to promote collective action and to eliminate sex roles are needed; (4) women must be exposed to the option of non-traditional employment before they enter high-school; (5) parents must be informed early of job options and of the fact that their daughters will probably work; (6) extra training must be provided for minority women; (7) good data bases must be created to provide information on the employment and unemployment of women, particularly minorities. Appendices include a list of conference participants, the conference agenda, and a bibliography of books related to women and employment. (WI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.