Women%20and%20Work%2010-19-10

Women%20and%20Work%2010-19-10 - PSY 239:The Psychology of...

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PSY 239:The Psychology of Women Women and Work A. Career Aspiration among Adolescents 1. similar ed. aspirations 2. mixed career aspirations 3. greater nontraditional choice 4. greater emphasis on children/family B. 60% of women over 16 are in the paid workforce a. 75% W betw 21-54 work b. 72% of men over 16 are in the paid workforce c. Workforce is 52% men, 48% women (2008) d. 1900 --< 20%; 1950-1985 à 34-55% C. Personal Characteristics Affecting Work 1. Education 1. High school – 61% 2. College – 75% 3. Advanced degree – 80% 2. Ethnicity – not strongly related 3. Children – not strongly related
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used to be a significant predictor 4. economic necessity – 56% D. “Discrimination and Work 1. Access discrimination – discrimination at the point of hiring 2. Treatment discrimination – discrimination on the job (e.g., promotion, raises) D. Access Discrimination – Discrimination in Hiring 1. Includes offering a lower position 2. Discrimination was legal until 1964 3. Discrimination more likely when
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course PSY 239 taught by Professor Dr.stephaniegoodwin during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Women%20and%20Work%2010-19-10 - PSY 239:The Psychology of...

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