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ERIC Number: ED304552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Women, Work and the Future. Workforce 2000.
Watson, Jennifer
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)
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., 1325 G Street, NW, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Working Women, Washington, DC.