ERIC Number: ED304552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Women, Work and the Future. Workforce 2000.
The first section of this fact sheet reports that: from 1989 through the year 2000, two out of three new entrants into the work force will be women; in 1988, two-thirds of all women with children under 18 were in the work force; nearly 90 percent of jobs created between now and 2000 will be in the service sector; and part-time or temporary employment will comprise an increasing share of available jobs. These facts regarding education and training are presented: a majority of all new jobs will require education or training beyond high school; one in eight women workers has a less than high school education; and females continue to be disproportionately enrolled in education and training that prepares them for low-wage jobs in traditional female occupations. Examples are then provided of actions being taken to meet the challenge of preparing for a changing work force by businesses, unions, educators, and community-based organizations. The fact sheet suggests that public policy can improve the economic status of women and families. It describes briefly federal legislative initiatives in these areas: family and career support policies, education and training policies, and income and benefits policies. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Demography, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment Projections, Federal Legislation, Females, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Unions, Vocational Education
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., 1325 G Street, NW, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Working Women, Washington, DC.