ERIC Number: ED261134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The United Nations Decade for Women, 1976-1985: Employment in the United States. A Report for the World Conference on the United Nations Decade for Women 1976-1985.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
The employment experiences of women in the United States between 1976 and 1985 are discussed generally in this report. Following a summary of major developments, the report is divided into six parts. The first part describes the economic aspects of changes in womens' economic status. Their labor force status is assessed and characteristics of women in the workplace and other labor force segments e.g., business ownership, farm work, apprenticeship, are described. Part 2 summarizes Federal policy developments that have addressed issues such as equal employment opportunity, access to better jobs, education and job training, pay equity, retirement programs, policy support for day care services, pregnancy and work, occupational safety and health, sexual harassment, equal rights, and international policies regarding women. Part 3 reports on Women's Bureau research activities dealing with the impact of technological change on women's employment opportunities; needs of immigrant, refugee, and entrant women; career transitions of women in professions; the impact of job dislocation; and the effect of military service on post-service employment of women. Part 4 reports on the work done by the Women's Bureau to expand women's employment opportunities and to strengthen its cooperation with other government departments and agencies. Part 5 lists the activities of nongovernmental organizations concerned with women's needs. Finally, Part 6 makes projections about the future in terms of the labor force, educational requirements, training needs, and public policy. Appended are labor force data, a list of key provisions in Federal legislation and regulations affecting women, and selected references. (KH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Private Agencies, Public Policy, Sex Discrimination, Unemployment, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.