ERIC Number: ED257770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Minnesota.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Hubert H. Humphrey Inst. of Public Affairs.; Minnesota State Commission on the Economic Status of Women, St. Paul.
Based on data from the 1980 Census of Population and Housing, this report contains comprehensive information about the status of women in Minnesota. It includes detailed information about population characteristics, educational attainment and enrollments, marital status, labor force participation and employment, income and earnings, and poverty level rates. The first part of the report contains a narrative description of women in Minnesota. The second part contains detailed data tables and definitions of terms. Some of the findings are that (1) in the last ten years the fastest-growing group in the state's female population has been women age 85 and over, (2) women are now 50 percent of post-secondary students in Minnesota, (3) the median age at marriage has increased by about 2 years for both men and women in the last ten years, (4) the overall ratio of divorces to marriages has increased from one divorce for every 3.8 marriages in 1970 to one divorce for every 2.5 marriages in 1980, (5) labor force rates for women age 16 to 64 increased from 50 percent in 1970 to 64 percent in 1980 (the rate for men has remained unchanged), (6) for all women with children, labor force rates increased from 41 percent to 60 percent, (7) female college graduates earn about the same as men with an eighth grade education, and women who have attended graduate school earn less than male high school dropouts, and (8) almost one-third of female-headed families with children are poor, and more than half of female-headed families with children under age six are living in poverty. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Hubert H. Humphrey Inst. of Public Affairs.; Minnesota State Commission on the Economic Status of Women, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota