ERIC Number: ED228566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Three Generations: The NLS of Labor Market Experience of Women.
Crowley, Joan E.
The National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience have provided a detailed and continuous record of the employment experience, education, attitudes, and family structure of respondents since the mid-1960's. The experience and attitudes of women who have participated in the NLS reflect social as well as demographic changes. A review of findings about trends affecting women's employment shows a steady increase in the proportion of women working after they have children, especially among whites. Over the years, women have tended to accumulate more labor force experience, to get more education, and to have fewer children. Attitudinal barriers to employment for women have been reduced, in large part in response to women's actual labor force experience. Older women seem to be particularly vulnerable to economic bad times. Extreme occupational sex segregation continues. Increases in the rate of childbearing among teens, especially blacks, may prevent them from sharing the improvements in labor market status and earnings of women as a whole. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.