ERIC Number: ED407540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Good for Business: Making Full Use of the Nation's Human Capital. The Environmental Scan. A Fact-Finding Report of the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
This document reports on barriers to the advancement of minority men and all women into decision-making positions in the private sector that were identified through a study of information from the following sources: 126 employers and employees testifying at public hearings in 5 U.S. cities; 18 commissioned research papers; survey of a sample of 25 chief executive officers (CEOs) selected across a range of industries/geographic areas; 6 racially homogeneous focus groups of Asian/Pacific Islander American, African American, and Hispanic/Latino male executives; 2 focus groups with American Indians; and special data runs of U.S. Census Bureau data. The report identifies societal, business, and governmental barriers to the advancement of minorities/women in the private sector along with successful strategies for overcoming those barriers. Fifty-one tables/figures, a 20-item annotated bibliography, and 76 references are included. Appendixes constituting approximately 30% of this document contain the following: glossary; tables detailing composition of the U.S. civilian labor force by race, sex, and Hispanic origin; corporate practice tables; methodology for measuring glass ceiling realities; standard industrial/occupational classifications; methodology/questions of the CEO survey; focus group methodology; tables characterizing employed persons within industry; roster of individuals testifying at public hearings; and index of tables. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Americans, Blacks, Change Strategies, Corporations, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Focus Groups, Government Employees, Hispanic Americans, Interviews, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Nontraditional Occupations, Private Sector, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.