Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Department name when degree awarded
Don C. Carter
The past twenty-five years has brought about a substantial increase in the number of American women participating in the labor force. In 1940, approximately 12.8 million women were involved in employment outside the home; this was 25 percent of the total female population 14 years of age and over. By 1964, the number of employed women had doubled; there were then 25.8 million women workers. Out-of-the-home employment was actively engaging 37 percent of American women (7, p. 301). However, not only has there been an increase in the number of workers; there are also changes in the percent of women involved, the number of years a woman spends in active participation in the labor force, and in the work cycle of employed women.
Adams, Ann Leigh, "Adolescent Attitudes Toward the Employment of Women" (1966). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2408.
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