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Gender Equity Issues


Directory of Nontraditional Training and Employment Programs Serving Women
U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau. (1991).
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor.

This directory lists programs that assist women in obtaining training and employment in skilled nontraditional jobs, including apprenticeship. Listings are restricted to programs and services focused on blue-collar jobs in trades and technology. The directory is designed to be a resource in referring women to appropriate training programs and to be a useful tool for educators and trainers, employers, unions, tradeswomen, and all others who are interested in training and employment programs that serve women effectively. Descriptions of 125 programs that offer training, information, technical assistance, and/or outreach are included. (157 pages, no charge)

Address:
Superintendent of Documents
P.O. Box 371954
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954
(202) 512-1800
Fax: (202) 512-2250


Ensuring Quality School-to-Work Opportunities for Young Women
Milgram, D., & Watkins, K. (1994, March).
Washington, DC: Wider Opportunities for Women and American Youth Policy Forum.

In 1993, Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) conducted a study investigating how some of the U.S. Department of Labor's School-to-Work Transition demonstration sites were serving young women. Findings showed that new and supposedly "state of the art" training continues to perpetuate sex bias and sex stereotyping that can result in continued wage disparities between men and women. However, WOW noted that young women can succeed in nontraditional school-to-work programs. The report features the success of the Manufacturing Technology Partnership in Flint, Michigan, a model nontraditional School-to-Work Transition demonstration site, in recruiting and retaining young women in automotive technology. WOW strongly recommends that legislative initiatives focusing on the training of women for nontraditional jobs be passed and actively implemented as part of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act's programs. (14 pages, no charge)

Address:
Wider Opportunities for Women
815 15th Street, NW, Suite 916
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-3143


Returning to the Job Market: A Woman's Guide to Employment Planning
American Association of Retired Persons. (1992).
Washington, DC: Work Force Programs Department, American Association of Retired Persons.

Women, particularly those entering the workforce for the first time, will benefit from this booklet when assessing their current skills and identifying potential employment barriers. The booklet provides information on how to prepare written materials that effectively support a job search and also offers hints for successful interviewing. It also provides ways to develop strategies for finding paid work. (70 pages, no charge)

Address:
AARP Fulfillment (EE0448)
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
(202) 434-2277


Working Women: A Chartbook
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (1991, August).
Washington, DC: Author.

This chartbook presents an array of data on women in the labor force, highlighting their labor market status today and how it has changed over the past three decades. It is divided into four sections. The first summarizes the current labor market situation of women and the major trends in their labor force activity over the past 30 years. The second section examines the employment characteristics of women, including their occupational patterns and earnings. The third section focuses on unemployment, and the fourth provides a glimpse of the family dimension of labor force participation. (53 pages, $4.00)

Address:
Superintendent of Documents
P.O. Box 371954
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954
(202) 512-1800
Fax: (202) 512-2250


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