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Source: Journal of Policy Practice
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1. Caputo, Richard K.
Perceived Work-Related Discrimination by Women: Implications for Social Justice and Affirmative Action
Journal of Policy Practice 6,2 (Summer 2007): 5-22
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Affirmative Action; Human Capital; Schooling; Training, On-the-Job

This study used data from the National Longitudinal Survey, Young Women's cohort, to assess the relationship between perceived discrimination and investments in human capital. Nearly 45% of the study sample (N = 654) reported job-related discrimination between 1972 and 2003. Women who perceived work-related discrimination were 1.6 times as likely to complete additional schooling, 2.4 times as likely to participate in occupational training, and nearly twice as likely to participate in on-the-job training (OJT) than those perceiving no such discrimination when controlling for a variety of measures. They also had higher average annual earnings. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Bibliography Citation
Caputo, Richard K. "Perceived Work-Related Discrimination by Women: Implications for Social Justice and Affirmative Action." Journal of Policy Practice 6,2 (Summer 2007): 5-22.
2. Mason, Susan E.
Caputo, Richard K.
Marriage and Women's Earnings from Work
Journal of Policy Practice 5,1 (2006): 31-47.
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Keyword(s): Earnings; Earnings, Wives; Income; Marital Stability; Marriage; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Wages, Women

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Marital status and earnings from work for women are studied using the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS), Young Women's Cohort. The study focuses on how being continuously married affects the earnings of women from young adulthood through their pre-retirement years. Earnings from work are measured by average annual wages between 1968 and 1999. Bivariate findings suggest that marriage and family are associated with lessening the wage-earning potential of women over the life course but multivariate analysis shows no effect beyond that of other measures accounted for in the study. Education and number of hours worked are positively related to earnings outcomes and the number of dependents has a negative effect. Policy makers who are calling for an increase in marriage-promoting activities for TANF recipients are using marriage as a primary solution for eliminating poverty and thereby ignoring real ways to help women earn more for themselves and their families. The use of TANF funds for encouraging marriage in general is also of questionable economic advantage to non-welfare women.
Bibliography Citation
Mason, Susan E. and Richard K. Caputo. "Marriage and Women's Earnings from Work." Journal of Policy Practice 5,1 (2006): 31-47.