ERIC Number: ED237726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Women at Work: A Chartbook. Bulletin 2168.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
This chartbook focuses on women's economic activity including labor force trends, occupational and industrial employment patterns, unemployment, and market work of women in a family context. The 15 charts show that women play an important role in the labor market; women's participation has grown dramatically; a smaller proportion of women fill the traditional full-time housekeeping role; three out of four employed adult women work full time; women work in all sectors of the economy; the number of working women has increased sharply in clinical and professional jobs; an average 20-year-old woman can expect to spend approximately 25 years in the labor force; women's share of labor force growth is expected to increase in the 1980s; until recently, women's unemployment rates have been higher; unemployment among women varies by race, education, and age; the proportion of children with mothers in the labor force has grown to more than half; half of all married women are now in the labor force; the proportion of families maintained by a woman has increased markedly; women who maintain families are more likely to face serious economic difficulties; and women's earnings continue to average about 60 percent of men's. Summary statements accompany the charts. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Mothers, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Unemployment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. S/N 029-001-02750-8--$4.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.