ERIC Number: ED200713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Segregation: Analysis and Recommendations.
Millsap, Mary Ann
This paper presents an overview of occupational segregation, which keeps women in lower-paying job categories, especially as this segregation pertains to federal job programs. The first two sections of the paper survey occupational segregation in general, examining the statistics which show that women are heavily concentrated into a very limited number of low-paying, dead-end "women's" jobs; and occupational segregation in federal programs and the government's role in changing those figures. The third and fourth sections examine federal programs in training and employment (the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act [CETA] and the Vocational Education Act) and how these programs perpetuate occupational segregation. Section 5 details efforts to increase the proportion of women in non-traditional fields; while section 6 notes the lack of awareness of and enforcement of anti-discriminatory laws and Executive Order 11246 among job program managers. The final section makes recommendations for federal agencies to implement non-discriminatory practices. Included in the report are nine tables which contain data on occupations, job programs, and vocational education by occupation type and sex. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Choice, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Programs, Females, Job Training, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Segregation, Program Effectiveness, Sex Discrimination, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interdepartmental Committee on the Status of Women, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act