The Impact of Nontraditional Training on the Occupational Attainment of Women

Michael C. Seeborg, Irmtraud Streker-Seeborg, Abera Zegeye

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In this paper we examine the effect of nontraditional training on the occupational attainment of economically disadvantaged women. Using a logit model of occupational attainment, we found that women who received nontraditional training under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) were much less likely than their male counterparts to be employed in male-dominated occupations, and also received somewhat lower hourly wages. These results suggest that nontraditional training alone may not be an effective way of reducing the occupational segregation of low-income women.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalThe Journal of Human Resources
StatePublished - 1984


  • Economics

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