ERIC Number: ED449339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Women of Hispanic Origin in the Labor Force. Facts on Working Women. [Update].
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This paper from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on current status and historical trends in the employment of Hispanic women. Some of the findings include the following: (1) the Hispanic women's population increased by 52 percent from 1990-1999, compared with 17 percent for black women and 7 percent for white women; (2) 9 percent of the 65 million women in the civilian labor force in 1999 were of Hispanic origin; (3) the female Hispanic labor force is projected to grow from 5.7 million in 1998 to about 8.5 million in 2008; (4) although Hispanic women were concentrated in service jobs, they nearly doubled their employment in the high-paying, highly-skilled management and professional positions between 1990 and 1999; (5) Hispanic women had low median earnings, mostly as a result of their concentration in jobs with lower than average wages; (6) a third of Hispanic women in the labor force lacked a high school diploma and only 15 percent were college graduates; and (7) of all Hispanic families, those maintained by women in 1998 had the lowest median income. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Educational Attainment, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Females, Hispanic Americans, Income, Males, Occupations, Population Trends
For full text: http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/public/wb_pubs/hispwom2.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see: ED 270 530, ED 358 307, ED 385 633, and ED 409 484.