ERIC Number: ED265274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
Joblessness among Women: A Portrait of Female Unemployment. A First Friday Report.
Full Employment Action Council, Washington, DC.
This report presents a portrait of female unemployment from a national perspective. Summary findings indicate that nearly 8 million American women either do not have jobs or work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment. Unemployment is particularly high among Black women (15%); Hispanic women (11%), and female heads of households (11.6%); these rates are one and one half to two times higher than the rate of unemployment in the general population. Three years after the 1981-82 recession, unemployment among women remains 34% higher than it was following the 1974-75 recession, and levels among Black women, Hispanic women, and female heads of household are 37%-85% higher than they were during previous periods of economic recovery. The joblessness among women and the low wage levels in traditionally female occupations continue to undermine the economic stability of families. Finally, it was found that current Federal initiatives to combat joblessness and underemployment among women fall short of documented needs. Job training has dropped since 1981 and efforts to prevent employment discrimination and worker dislocation are being weakened by current government policies. The paper presents details of these and other findings and an analysis of the implications. Included is a listing of women's organizations. (CG)
Descriptors: Blacks, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Fatherless Family, Females, Heads of Households, Hispanic Americans, Job Training, Minority Groups, Poverty, Sex Bias, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Full Employment Action Council, 815 16th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20006.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Full Employment Action Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982