ERIC Number: ED332910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Milestones: The Women's Bureau Celebrates 70 Years of Women's Labor History.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
The Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor was created by Congress in 1920, and given the mandate: "to formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment." Highlights from the Bureau's seven decades of service to women are followed by statistical contrasts of women then and now. The majority of the document is devoted to a section entitled Profiles and Progress: Sketches of Women's Bureau Directors, Programs and Accomplishments. The challenges facing the women of the 1990s are briefly outlined. The "Chronology of Women's Labor and Women's Bureau History: Selected Events from the Turn of the Century to the Present" also is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.