Governor's Commission on the Status of Women Conference:
"Homemaking and the Family:
Changing Values and Concerns"
Alverno College Research Center on Women coordinated the
fourth of six regional "Homemaking and the Family"
conferences sponsored by the Wisconsin Governor's Commission
on the Status of Women. Topics covered at the workshops
included financial protections for women, evaluation of
women's groups and volunteer positions; back to school,
back to work; and current legislation pertinent to women
and aging. The Milwaukee conference was geared to reach
women in the following Wisconsin counties: Milwaukee, Racine,
Walworth, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, and Kenosha.
E. Walker, Professor in the Consumer Economics and Public Safety
Department at the New York State College of Human Ecology, Cornell
University was the luncheon speaker. She spoke on the"Economics
"If a woman is employed by a man to take care of his
house and his family she is considered to be doing productive
work, but if she marries her employer and is no longer paid
in dollars and cents, she is no longer doing productive work.
Economists have used this example since the end of the 19th
century to describe the dilemma of measuring total production
of a country."
Kathryn E. Walker
(From: her luncheon talk at the conference)
Alverno Press Release with Further Detail on Conference Participants
Pages from the Conference Registration Flyer
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