ERIC Number: ED282123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Career Transitions of Women in Professions. Working Paper No. 155.
Fields, Jacqueline P.
This document is the final technical report of a study concerned with career transitions of women in professional occupations. The report was written to examine: (1) distinctive factors in women's career development related to their occupational concentration in typically female occupations; (2) midlife career transitions in general and in selected typically female occupations; (3) alternative career transition types and their consequences; (4) future trends in the female labor force; and (5) 12 programs which facilitate women's career transitions. Part one examines critical elements in women's prior work and home lives which may compel a midlife career transition. Part two examines in detail the available data on midlife career transitions of women. A detailed analysis of alternative career transition types and their consequences is presented in part three. Part four examines future trends in the female labor force and part five incorporates a survey of programs promoting career transitions for women into the report. Part six describes two basic findings of the report and concludes with a set of policy and program recommendations on how women can benefit from opportunities for career transitions created by technological, economic, and demographic changes to improve their social and economic standing. (NB)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, Emerging Occupations, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Females, Labor Force Development, Middle Aged Adults, Midlife Transitions, Professional Occupations, Professional Personnel
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.