ERIC Number: ED220369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Organizations in the Public Service: Toward Agenda Setting.
Margolis, Diane Rothbard; Stanwick, Kathy
This descriptive report examines public interest groups formed by women in the United States. In 1978 and 1979 representatives from the Center for the American Woman and Politics attended national and regional meetings of public interest and professional groups whose members work in local, county, and state governments. While there, they observed the women's meetings and interviewed women leaders. There are four major sections to the report. The first section presents a state of the art review of women's organizations in the public service. Examined are statewide organizations, women's organizations in national public interest groups, women's organizations within professional associations, organizations at the federal level, organizations of national and state legislators, research and training centers for women in political life or governmental employment, and the Presidential Management Intern Program. The second section discusses reasons for and problems in women's organizations. Achievements and frustrations are examined in section three. The report concludes with a discussion of needs and suggestions. The appendices include listings of women's organizations in the public sector. (RM)
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, National Organizations, Needs, Organizations (Groups), Problems, Public Service
Center for the American Woman & Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for the American Woman and Politics.