ERIC Number: ED367869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Work and Family: Promotions among Women. Data from the National Longitudinal Surveys. Report 868.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
A study analyzed the likelihood and the meaning of a promotion among working women aged 37-48 in 1991. The study used data from the Young Women's cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys (a sample of women who were aged 14-25 in 1968 and who have been interviewed regularly since that year). In 1991, the survey asked working women whether a promotion was received at their current or last job and about certain characteristics of the promotion, such as whether the promotion involved more pay, more challenging work, more authority over others, or more responsibility. Some of the findings of the study were the following: (1) nearly 14 percent of the women received a promotion within the preceding year; (2) women with at least a high school degree, women who work full time, women who work in large establishments, and women not employed in service occupations were more likely to receive a promotion than other women; (3) about 87 percent of women who were promoted received higher pay, and about 82 percent accepted more responsibility; and (4) nearly three-quarters of the promotions involved greater authority over other workers. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.