ERIC Number: ED311115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Black Women in the New Services Economy: Help or Hinderance in Economic Self-Sufficiency? Working Paper No. 196.
This report of a study based on research and analysis of U.S. Census data examines how the services economy and its component industrial sectors have spurred employment growth and with its gains and losses for black women. The report is divided into three parts. The first part looks at current theories related to work and workforce participation in the economy along with trends in employment of black women in the recent past. While services employment opportunities have allowed black women to move from low paid domestic employment into mainstream occupations and workplaces, deepening economic stress among black families is related to the growth in the proportions of black women who are heading households. The second part examines the services economy in depth and patterns of job gains and earnings for black women accompanying the vast recent expansion of services. Increasing employment of black women in male-intensive services, transitional service sectors, and female-intensive services are studied. The third section explores impacts of service industries on black women's earnings and future employment. The report includes 11 statistical tables, and 37 references are appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Blacks, Economic Climate, Economic Status, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Labor Force, Public Policy, Service Occupations, White Collar Occupations
The Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.