ERIC Number: ED195769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Women's Changing Roles at Home and on the Job. Proceedings of a Conference on the National Longitudinal Surveys of Mature Women (Washington, DC, January 26, 1978). Special Report No. 26.
National Commission for Manpower Policy, Washington, DC.
This report contains proceedings of a 1978 conference on women's changing roles, based on data collected from a national longitudinal survey (begun in 1967 and still continuing) of 5,000 women aged 30-44. The keynote address was presented by Secretary of Labor Raymond Marshall, who noted the need for research to influence government policy. Papers delivered during the conference focused on four areas: (1) information available from the national longitudinal survey; (2) work and family roles--conflict and resolution, including sex-role attitudes and employment among women, women's employment, income, and family dissolution, and the economic consequences of marital dissolution; (3) how women fare in the labor market; and (4) how sociological research can be used by policymakers in government. A summary of conference proceedings and themes by Isabel V. Sawhill is included. Appendixes contain the conference agenda and a list of conference participants and attendees. (KC)
Descriptors: Displaced Homemakers, Economics, Employed Women, Employment, Family Attitudes, Family Income, Family Influence, Family Role, Females, Labor Market, Legislation, Longitudinal Studies, Marital Instability, National Surveys, One Parent Family, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Research, Role Conflict, Sex Role, Social Science Research, Statistics
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Manpower Policy, Washington, DC.