|Title:||Prospects for women in the paid labor force
|Author(s):||Smith, Ralph E.; Cooney, Jane
|Subject(s):||Women in the labor force
|Abstract:||Includes a response by Jane Cooney. The sharp rise in the number of women working outside the home
is one of the most dramatic and important economic developments of the
twentieth century. Its impact goes far beyond its consequences on the economy
and on the labor market. I will discuss the prospects for women in terms
of the number who will be working outside the home over the next decade
or two and what they will be doing. I would like to make four major points :
1. Women's participation in the paid labor market has been rising at a rapid
rate, and most have found jobs. This has already resulted in profound
social and economic changes.
2. The jobs that women find, however, are typically within a narrow range
of occupations. This pattern of segregation is deeply entrenched and results
in lower pay and status for working women.
3. Women's job market prospects are closely linked with the prospects of the
general economy. Economic growth encourages more women actively to
seek work outside of the home and reduces their problems in making this
4. With an improved economic climate, women's participation in the labor
market should continue to increase faster than men's but the pattern
of occupational segregation is likely to continue as well.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Citation Info:||In G.S. Bonn and S.Faibisoff (eds) Changing times, changing libraries (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 14-17, 1976): 59-79.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (22nd : 1976)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-04-10