ERIC Number: ED331991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
20 Facts on Women Workers. Facts on Working Women No. 90-2.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This information sheet presents 20 facts on women workers in 1989: (1) 56 million women 16 years of age and over are working or looking for work; (2) 69 percent of all women 18 to 64 years of age are in the civilian labor force; (3) most women workers are employed full time; (4) the average women worker spends 29.3 years of her life in the labor force; (5) women account for 45 percent of the civilian labor force; (6) labor force participation rates are equal among Black, White, and Hispanic women; (7) women continue to predominate in traditionally female occupations; (8) the unemployment rate for all women is 5.4 percent; (9) most women work because of economic need; (10) wives in the labor force contribute substantially to family income; (11) more educated women are more likely to seek employment; (12) median income for full-time female workers is $17,606; (13) the median income of full-time, female high school graduates is $16,810; (14) women are still concentrated in low-paying jobs; (15) women are choosing to be entrepreneurs; (16) 65 percent of women with children under age 18 work; (17) 33 million children under age 18 have working mothers; (18) women make up 62 percent of all people 16 years old and over with poverty-level income; (19) women maintain 53 percent of all poor families; and (20) women are maintaining an increasing proportion of all families. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.