ERIC Number: ED263300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Sex Equity Report: Secondary 1983.
Minnesota State Commission on the Economic Status of Women, St. Paul.
In 1982, females constituted 51.1 percent of those students enrolled in secondary vocational education courses in Minnesota; however, they accounted for only 40 percent of those enrolled in area vocational-technical institutes. If vocational programs are defined as being either segregated or integrated on the basis of whether fewer or more than 80 percent of the students enrolled in them belong to one sex, then, in 1982, 47.1 percent of the state's secondary vocational programs were segregated and 47.7 were integrated. The other 5.2 percent had enrollment patterns in which more than 80 percent of the enrollees were of the sex that is considered nontraditional for that particular occupational area. Followup data collected 1 year after the graduation of Minnesota's high school class of 1981 revealed that average earnings for male vocational graduates were $4.45 per hour as compared with $3.94 per hour for female vocational graduates. (This report contains discussions, graphs, and tables detailing enrollment patterns in special needs and general agricultural, distributive, health occupations, home economics, office occupations, technical, and trade and industrial education programs.) (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Distributive Education, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Females, Followup Studies, High School Graduates, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Home Economics, Office Occupations Education, Outcomes of Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Commission on the Economic Status of Women, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota