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Title: The Employment Revolution: Young American Women In the 1970's
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1. Mott, Frank L.
The Employment Revolution: Young American Women In the 1970's
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982
Cohort(s): Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: MIT Press
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; Educational Attainment; Fertility; Husbands, Influence; Life Cycle Research; Marital Dissolution; Sex Roles; Siblings; Work History

Changing female work behavior has been intimately intertwined with changes in how both men and women view the roles of women in society. The authors provide insights into why women choose to work outside the home. Most prior empirical research has been rather narrowly focused on economic considerations, but motivations for women's work are much more complex. Chapter 1 considers the extent to which the changing employment profile of the young adult female population has been paralleled by a dramatic demographic transition. In chapter 2, records of brothers and sisters were matched to show how family background can work for or against educational and early career success. Chapter 3 more directly tests the link between a woman's family and work intentions and behaviors and how this link reflects her earlier experience. The need for including both economic and noneconomic orientations in evaluating women's work motivations is clarified more directly in chapter 4, which combines data from mother-daughter pairs. Chapter 5 continues earlier research that documented how relatively large proportions of women now retain close labor force ties at those life-cycle points when traditionally women left employment. Chapter 6 documents the effect changing attitudes have had on recent escalation in female work activity. Chapter 7 focuses on several different issues but emphasizes the invariance of many women's work activity in the face of other events, in this instance divorce and remarriage.
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Mott, Frank L. The Employment Revolution: Young American Women In the 1970's. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982.