ERIC Number: ED358307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Women of Hispanic Origin in the Labor Force. Facts on Working Women No. 89-1 = La mujer de origen hispano en la fuerza laboral. Facts on Working Women Num. 89-1S.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Data on Hispanic women in the labor force between 1978 and 1988 show the following: (1) 6.5 percent of the women in the work force in 1988 were of Hispanic origin (3.6 million); (2) the median age of Hispanic women was 26.1 years, 2-5 years younger than Black or White women; (3) 66 percent of Hispanic women participate in the labor force, a higher rate than for Whites or Blacks; (4) Hispanic women have a higher unemployment rate than White women but lower than Black women; (5) only about 37 percent of employed Hispanic women had completed high school; (6) the largest proportion of employed Hispanic women were in technical, sales, and administrative support occupations; (7) the median income for Hispanic women who worked full time, year round, was $14,983, 15 percent below the median income for all women; and (8) about 23 percent of the 4.6 million Hispanic families in the United States are headed by women. (A Spanish language version of this report is also provided.) (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Update of ED 270 530.