ERIC Number: ED361249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Louisiana: National and Gender Comparisons.
This study focuses on the current status of women in Louisiana, making gender, national, and historical comparisons as data were readily available within the timeframe of this investigation. The research aims to identify: (1) statistical gender differences in available measures of education, employment, and other forms of social participation; (2) issues relevant to women; and (3) in-state resources for women. Utilizing statistics available through government offices, published documents, and other literature, the study is divided into sections on the general population, employment, other forms of social participation, concerns of women, resources for women, and education. The section on education is further divided into: (1) elementary and secondary school participation, (2) postsecondary school participation, and (3) teachers and administrators in public education. In the section on general population, it is found that women outnumber men in both the nation and the state in patterns that are similar. The median ages of both men and women are lower in Louisiana than the nation, with women having a higher median age than men. Women recently have had higher rates of high school completion, but, historically, have less educational attainment than men. Women recently comprise a larger proportion of enrollment in U.S. and Louisiana higher education. Female participation in employment has increased, with women, in 1989, comprising 52% of the national and 40% of the state labor force. The rate of Louisiana women in professional, technical, and managerial occupations has increased steadily to a near proportionate level. However, the rate of women in management and administration remains disproportionate. A set of resources specifically dedicated to the support of women are identified along with phone numbers of state resources. Contains 24 references. (DK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Citizen Participation, College Faculty, Community Services, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Females, Higher Education, Males, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Sex, Sex Differences, Social Science Research, Tables (Data), Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana