ERIC Number: ED181275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Sex-Role Attitudes and Employment among Women: A Dynamic Model of Change and Continuity.
Macke, Anne Statham; And Others
A study of working women was conducted to test the hypothesis that prior sex-role attitudes influence subsequent labor force behavior which, in turn, affects later sex-role attitudes. Separate data were collected for younger (ages 14-24) and older women from the National Longitudinal Surveys during the period of 1967-1972. Findings revealed that black women are more nontraditional, more likely to work, and more likely to have had working mothers than are white women. Black women have lower levels of educational attainment, larger numbers of children, and husbands' with lower incomes. Furthermore, it was found that differences among younger and older women with respect to their own and their husbands' attitude are extremely small. Older women had (1) husbands with higher incomes, (2) larger numbers of children, and (3) a greater variety of job training experiences. (LRA)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Behavior Change, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Employed Women, Females, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Whites
Center for Human Resource Research, College of Administrative Science, The Ohio State University, 5701 N. High Street, Worthington, OH 43085 ($0.80)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.