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Author: Bell, Patricia A.
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1. Bell, Patricia A.
Williams, Sara Robinson
Black Women's Participation in the Labor Force
Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 9,2 (November 1981): 159-161
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: Oklahoma State University
Keyword(s): Family Influences; Labor Force Participation; Minorities; Mothers, Education; Occupational Aspirations; Work Attitudes

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The occupational aspirations and work commitment of black women are examined, on the assumption that other factors than economic need may be relevant to their labor force activity. Data from a 1972 sample of 1,500 black females taken from the NLS are used to examine this effect. Of the variables considered, those with significant effects on occupational aspiration are educational aspiration, marital-career conflict, and mother's occupation. The factors of employment status, attitude toward wives' working, marital status, and mother's education do not have significant effects. Factors affecting work commitment include mother's occupation, marital-career conflict, employment status, and marital status. Evidence suggests that marriage and family concerns take precedence over work concerns for these women.
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Bell, Patricia A. and Sara Robinson Williams. "Black Women's Participation in the Labor Force." Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 9,2 (November 1981): 159-161.