ERIC Number: ED210546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
CETA: Is It Equitable for Women? A Rand Note.
Berryman, Sue E.; And Others
A study assessed whether the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) equitably allocates its training, employment, occupational, and wage benefits by sex. To analyze the sex equity of CETA's resource distribution, researchers used data from the Continuous Longitudinal Manpower Survey (CLMS) for fiscal 1976, 1977, and 1978 CETA enrollees. Respondents were sampled from each quarter's CETA enrollees, interviewed in the quarter after their enrollment, and followed for 36 months. Analyzed in the study were data pertaining to program participation by CETA title, program assignment within CETA, occupational desegregation in CETA, and in-CETA wages. Based on these data, researchers drew the following conclusions: (1) women between 18-25 years of age are underrepresented in all CETA titles for all fiscal years except Title I in fiscal 1978; (2) although women are at least as likely as men to get the activity that they desired at CETA entry, CETA integrates women less into the workplace (providing classroom rather than on-the-job training) and less into jobs intended as transitions to unsubsidized employment than it does men; (3) CETA's occupational desegregation record is still not notable; and (4) based on available data, CETA does not appear to pay inequitable wages by sex. (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Followup Studies, Job Training, Longitudinal Studies, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Resource Allocation, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Fairness
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act