ERIC Number: ED369684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Women Today...in Education...in Employment. 1991 Status Report.
McDaniel, Sue P., Comp.; Krauss, Robert, Comp.
This report provides statistical analysis of women in education and the work force in Missouri along with a list of the high growth occupations in Missouri. A chart shows that the percentage of high school graduates that are women has remained at about 50% for 10 years. Although there are noted decreases in the number of computer science, engineering, and mathematics degrees conferred upon women, women's enrollment in higher education institutions increased 3% from 1981 to 1989. Women are represented more widely than men in lower academic ranks of faculty at public and private institutions, and although female faculty members are generally paid less than males, salary parity doesn't appear to be as important an issue as representation in academic ranks. In Missouri, 63.1% of employed women work in jobs classified as either technical, sales, and administrative support or service occupations, and on the average, women's earnings were lower than men's in every occupational category. The top seven growth occupations in Missouri are: (1) computer systems analyst; (2) employment interviewers; (3) home health aids; (4) refuse collectors; (5) upholsters; (6) medical records technician; and (7) carpet installer. Except for home health aides and medical records technicians, all of these occupations are considered nontraditional occupations for women. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Comparable Worth, Demand Occupations, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Tables (Data), Women Administrators, Women Faculty, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Council on Women's Economic Development and Training, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri