The following is the conclusion of a WEAL report, the first half of which appeared in our Winter 1978 issue.
WOMEN GRADUATES IN THE JOB MARKET
What we have, in the final analysis, is a core group of exceptionally well-motivated and well-qualified women. The question is: Do they have equal access to available jobs? The answer is no. The proportion of women who received their doctorates in 1976 and who were seeking employment was 26.5% compared with 19.7% for men. These figures suggest that the availability pool of women is larger than the actual percentage of doctorates they earn, 23.3% in 1976, because of their higher unemployment rate.