ERIC Number: ED237628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Women in Kentucky State Agencies. Sixth Report. An Analysis of Employment Job Levels and Salaries as of November, 1982. Staff Report 83-6.
Briley, Kyle D.
According to this report by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, women in the Kentucky State government continued to suffer from serious inequities as of November 1982. The salary gap between men and women widened to an annual difference of $4,114, the largest gap of an eight-year trend. The salary gap between black women and white women grew from $1,318 in 1980 to $1,828 in 1982. Thirteen State departments had totally sex-segregated job classes, and at least 75 percent of the job classes with more than one employee per job class in 41 State agencies were segregated by sex. For every woman making more than $36,000 per year, there were 16 men earning at that level, while, at the bottom 2,800 women more than men made less than $15,000 per year. Of the 1,421 job classes in State government, 594 (41.8 percent) were all male (an improvement over November 1980 when 48.5 percent of the job classes were without women). Twenty-three State departments had women working in less than 50 percent of department job classes. Finally, women were severely concentrated in office and clerical jobs but were underrepresented among officials and managers and in technical jobs, skilled craft jobs, and protective service jobs. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Commission on Human Rights, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky