ERIC Number: ED313547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Women and Nontraditional Work.
Mort, Heidi; Reisman, Janet
This fact sheet summarizes labor market statistics on nontraditional jobs for women and public policy, barriers, and strategies regarding such employment. Among the data presented are the following: nontraditional jobs for women are jobs in which 75 percent or more of those employed are men; 9 percent of all working women are employed in nontraditional jobs; the Job Training Partnership Act and the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act are public policy efforts that support but do not ensure the entrance of women into nontraditional employment and training; lack of enforcement weakens the intent of laws and policies supportive of women in nontraditional jobs, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines of 1980, Title IX of the Educational Act Amendments of 1972, Equal Pay Act of 1973, and Executive Order 11246; the barriers that inhibit entry of women into nontraditional training and employment are complex and interrelated; among the barriers are those that are social and cultural, involve education and training, occur on the job, and involve sexual harassment; strategies to overcome barriers must focus on changing institutions and providing individual support to women. The document concludes with a list of 11 resources, including memberships, technical assistance workshops, printed resources, and human resources. (CML)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Career Choice, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Labor Market, Nontraditional Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Public Policy, Services, Sex Fairness, Social Support Groups, Socialization, Work Attitudes
Wider Opportunities for Women, 1325 G Street, NW, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Working Women, Washington, DC.
Note: Product of the Women, Work and the Future Project funded by the Ford Foundation, Kraft, and Mobil.