ERIC Number: ED289753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities and Women in the Arts: 1970. Research Division Report #7.
Beresford, Jack; Ellis, Diane C.
In 1970 there were about 68,000 persons of minority, racial, and ethnic background who had occupations as actors, architects, authors, dancers, designers, musicians, composers, painters, scupltors, photographers, radio and television announcers, university teachers of art, music, or drama, and other types of artists and entertainers. In this report, the participation of women and minorities in artistic occupations is compared with their overall participation in the labor force. Also their earnings in each artistic occupation in 1969 are compared with their non-minority counterparts in the same occupation. Patterns of residence and migration are discussed. The data show that there were lower proportions of minorities and women in artistic occupations than in the total labor force in 1970; income levels for established minority artists were below the levels for established non-minority artists; and income for established women artists was less than half the income for established male artists. Eleven data tables and 3 figures are included in the report. (APG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. Research Div.
Authoring Institution: Data Use and Access Labs, Lanham, MD.
Note: For the 1980 report, see SO 018 358; for another related document, see SO 018 352.