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ERIC Number: ED407540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 495
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.