ERIC Number: ED264486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Women, Work and Age: Policy Challenges. Proceedings of the Conference (Lansing, Michigan, April 11-12, 1984).
Institute of Gerontology, Ann Arbor, MI.
Proceedings of a conference on women, work, and age are presented. The introduction by Carol Hollenstead give background on the topic, identifies the conference's goals and objectives, and describes the rationale behind the published proceedings. The keynote address, "Age Discrimination: The Invisible Barriers" (Sandra V. Porter), discusses reasons why women experience aging differently than men and why their lives become harder as they get older. Twelve workshop reports are included which consider issues affecting middle aged and older women workers. The reports are: "Increasing Poverty Through Federal Policy Change" (Virginia duRivage); "Is Organizing the Answer?" (Barbara Barton); "Older Black Women as Workers" (Jeanne E. Miller); "Old Age Financial Security--Or Insecurity?" (Shirley K. Bentsen); "Age and Sex Discrimination in the Workplace" (Judy Hollister); "Fringe Benefits or Fringe Detriments?" (Georgia Harris); "Opportunities for Women in Employment and Training" (Joanne Grow); "Improving Life on the Job" (Ellen McKay); "Occupational Safety and Health"; (Gladys Benfield); "Less Than Full-Time Work: Opportunity or Exploitation?" (Hilda Patricia Curran); "Older Women and Work: Today and Tomorrow" (Mary Keither Ballantine); "Life Planning: Careers and Finances" (Irene Kazieczko). A bibliography is included with references from general sources and from 11 of the 12 workshop reports. The conference program and lists of conference sponsors, leaders, and the planning committee are also included. (ABB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation, Rochester, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Gerontology, Ann Arbor, MI.