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ERIC Number: ED263302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Sex Equity Report: Post-Secondary 1984.
Minnesota State Commission on the Economic Status of Women, St. Paul.
In 1982-1983, females constituted 40.5 percent of those students enrolled in postsecondary area vocational-technical institutions (AVTIs) in Minnesota. 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 1982-1983, 369 of Minnesota's 768 postsecondary AVTI programs were male-dominated, segregated courses and 201 were female-dominated, segregated courses. In fact, 30 percent were either all-male or all-female programs. Approximately two-thirds of female students were enrolled in health or business programs, whereas more than three-fourths of male students were enrolled in technical or trade and industrial programs. Segregation also existed within program areas. Although females accounted for 41 percent of AVTI enrollments, they received only 35 percent of program expenditures statewide. One-year followup data on graduates of postsecondary AVTI programs revealed that the average full-time salary for women was $9,792 compared with $11,556 for males. These figures represented a $36 increase for females and a decrease of $492 for men from the previous year. (This report contains 15 tables.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Commission on the Economic Status of Women, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota