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Chapter 15 Women in the Workforce
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Women in the Labor Force 1900 1950 2008 18.3% of labor force 29.6% of labor force 46% of labor force 5.3 million working women 18.4 million working women 68 million working women Introduction
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Continued Gender Inequities in the Workforce Women continue to be underrepresented in top positions. Women earn, on average, $0.81 for every dollar a man in a similar position earns. Women in relationships typically do more than half of housework, child care, family care. There are also women-specific safety issues.
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Historical Issues Colonial times Industrial Revolution The New York Married Women’s Property Act (1848) World War II era—“Rosie the Riveter” Post–World War II era 1974: Equal Credit Opportunity Act Courtesy of the National Park Service
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Occupation Trends of Women
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Labor Force Participation Rates for Women by Age Groups
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Employed Women
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Women with disabilities confront many barriers in the workplace Lack of opportunities or appropriate jobs Inaccessible work environments, parking, or public transportation Lower wages Discouragement by family/friends Fear of losing health insurance or Medicaid Women with disabilities are more likely than other women to be unemployed, especially when disabilities are severe. Older women may have special health needs, such
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course HLTH 471 taught by Professor Carolynvoorhees during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.

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