ERIC Number: ED246209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Women as Workers.
Barrett, Nancy S.
As increasing numbers of women make the transition from the household sector into the labor market, dramatic changes in household composition have occurred that have thrust many women into the role of provider. This new role for women has led to dramatic and rapid changes in attitudes, as well as in the institutions and laws relating to women's work roles and conditions of employment. Despite the rapid change in women's work roles associated with the transformation of the household, a significant gap still exists between the pay received by men and that received by women. One consequence of this gap has been the feminization of poverty, a problem that affects younger and older women alike. Included among the many needs created by the transformation of the household are the need for social services for families, for flexible working arrangements and increased part-time employment opportunities, and for eliminating existing inequalities in the tax laws and in Social Security. A policy agenda for working women must begin by rejecting outmoded stereotypes about women's work and by recognizing the needs of women as providers. Particularly needed are provisions guaranteeing equal pay, adequate child care and support services, and equal employment opportunity for members of both sexes. (MN)
Descriptors: Day Care, Demography, Economic Change, Economic Status, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Females, Finance Reform, Flexible Working Hours, Labor Force, Labor Legislation, Laws, Living Standards, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Part Time Employment, Policy Formation, Poverty, Public Policy, Retirement Benefits, Salary Wage Differentials, Services, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Social Change, Social Services, Tax Rates, Trend Analysis, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security