WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE.
Examines stress factors. Necessity for a second income in families. Impact on mothers and children of mothers working full time. High risk factors affecting women at work. Stress from workplace violence. Job conditions that lead to stress including design of tasks, management style, interpersonal relationships, career concerns. Impact of 9/11.
Now, more than at any other time in the American historical period, women make up a large percentage of the labor force. Yet, as late as 1991, the... more
Now, more than at any other time in the American historical period, women make up a large percentage of the labor force. Yet, as late as 1991, the Department of Labor records that “women represented 63% of all persons 18 and over who were living below the poverty level”. Additionally, the poverty rate for families maintained by women was recorded by the same source to be “six times as high as for married-couple families”. With this same source reporting that “of 67 million families in the United States in 1992, 12 million (18%) were maintained by women…[with] the lowest median family income ($16,692)” (US Dept of Labor, 4). While women who are forced to work outside the family because of a divorce, separation or widowhood are still seeking financial parity, those who chose to stay at home find they are not respected either. “In a culture that measures