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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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Special Populations 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.
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