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Author: Shaw, Rachel
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1. Shaw, Lois B.
Shaw, Rachel
From Midlife to Retirement: The Middle-Aged Woman Worker
In: Working Women: Past, Present, Future. K. S. Koziara, et al., eds. Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1987
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: BNA - Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Keyword(s): Attitudes; Discrimination, Age; Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic; Displaced Homemakers; Labor Force Participation; Occupations, Female; Retirement; Work Histories; Work Reentry

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This chapter reviews and assesses the current status of research on middle-aged women workers. The diverse work patterns that characterize the labor force participation of the middle-aged and older woman worker, particularly the apparent emergence of a relatively large group of intermittent midlife workers, and the stereotypes associated with the reentry woman are discussed. Findings on occupation and earnings, the continuing impact of sex, age, and race discrimination, midlife women's continuing investment in education and training, and their work commitment and attitudes are reviewed. The paper concludes by identifying gaps in our current knowledge of the middle-aged woman worker, particularly the lack of research on the retirement process, health, and job displacement, and offers suggestions for future research on today's and tomorrow's middle-aged woman worker.
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Shaw, Lois B. and Rachel Shaw. "From Midlife to Retirement: The Middle-Aged Woman Worker" In: Working Women: Past, Present, Future. K. S. Koziara, et al., eds. Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1987