ERIC Number: ED266052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Kitchen and Computer: Women--Torn between Family and Job. Developments in the Federal Republic of Germany. Social Report.
Kischke, Martina I.
Focusing on the changing roles and consciousness of women currently living in the Federal Republic of Germany, this report is organized under seven topical headings. The first section, "Women and Politics," comments on the increasing influence of women in local politics, with 36 women currently occupying the posts of Lord Mayor, Mayor, Senior Town Director, and Town Director. The second section, which examines employment as part of the life plan, concludes that although most girls in Germany consider a vocation as an integral part of their plans, they continue to gravitate toward traditionally female occupations. The third section, "New Technologies--Chances for Women?" suggests that while new technologies lead to the abolition of women's traditional jobs, they create new and, in most cases, better ones. Sections 4 and 5, which deal with the vocational reintegration of women after long periods away from the work force, describes a project devised by a federal committee on social policy entitled, "New Start at 35" and the role of women's cooperatives in facilitating this return to work. The next section, on marriage and the family, examines both the continuing trend toward the small family and upward trends in divorce, number of unmarried persons living together, and women desiring economic independence. Observations concerning changing attitudes of younger women in the Federal Republic of Germany and an increasing social responsiveness to "violence against women" are followed by the final section discussing the increase in the number of older women by 1990, particularly older women who are divorced, widowed, and single. A bibliography and addresses of seven women's organizations conclude the paper. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: West Germany