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Women and Job Market #244078

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 03, 1976
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(Studio) No. of women going to work now is most significant social development of century some say; others say it's cause for high unemployment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Report on why women want work. [Telephone operator Loretta WILLIAMS - says she works to take care of son.] [Shipfitter Michalene FONTANA - describes beginning of her day.] [Laborer Linda PRUTKO - says she's here to make money as are men.] Reporter notes growth of women in formerly men's jobs. [Cabdriver Gabriella HRISTOVSKY - says she works to support self and children.] [Hurdy gurdy operator Lucille HAACK - says she doesn't want to sit home idle.] [Roy HAACK - says wife's income is probably half of total income.] [Laborer Louise KNOLL - says fact is 1 has to work, so why not go where money is.] Argument that women increase unemployment rate may be backwards, because economy forces men and women to have to work. [Columbia University economy professor Elis GINZBURG - notes importance of women in American economy with regard to workers and earners.] Effect of women's liberate movement on job market noted; program to hire and promote women workers at Bethlehem Steel noted. Children not now major part of women's lives. [GINZBURG - comments on women's rearing children and having careers.] Women earn less than men, according to government reports Pace of women in job market called extraordinary. [FONTANA - says she's here to stay.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Cronkite, Walter;
Shepard, Gary

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