ERIC Number: ED255422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
We, the American Women, No. 2. Revised.
Dion, Mavis Jackson
Using data from the 1980 census and earlier censuses this booklet briefly profiles women in the American population and the changes in their educational levels, workforce participation, income levels, marital status, and roles as mothers. Graphs are used throughout to highlight these changes. Census figures indicate that women are now the majority of the population because they live longer than men, that they are increasingly well-educated and likely to participate in the electoral process, and that they are more likely than previously to be considered for nontraditional jobs in the labor force. However, women are more likely than men to be poor and this is especially true of single parents. Women are also more likely to live alone and marry later than previously, and are also planning smaller families. (IS)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Educational Attainment, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Fatherless Family, Females, Income, Labor Force, Marriage, Mothers, Population Trends, Sex Differences, Social Change, Womens Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 461-100-227/790, $1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Identifiers - Location: United States