ERIC Number: ED181274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Women Potentially Eligible for the Displaced Homemaker Program under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1978.
Shaw, Lois B.
In recent years considerable concern has been expressed for the plight of the displaced homemaker, a women who, after spending many years working in the home, must reenter the labor market to provide the primary support for a family. In 1978 Congress added to Title 3 of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act a special program to assist displaced homemakers in making a successful entry into the labor market by providing employment opportunities, job counseling, job training, and other supportive services. Data from 1972 and 1976 National Longitudinal Survey interviews revealed that in 1972 between three and four percent of women in all age groups from thirty-five to forty-nine were potentially eligible for the displaced homemaker program. In 1976, eligibility rates were higher by more than one percentage point for comparable age groups. In addition, it was found that since her first marriage the average eligible woman had spent about seventeen years out of the labor force and had worked six months or more for about nine years. Over one-third of the total eligible population and nearly one-half of the unemployed group had ten or more years of substantial work experience. (LRA)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Displaced Homemakers, Employed Women, Females, Homemakers, Labor Force, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Market, National Surveys, Sex Stereotypes, Trend Analysis
Center for Human Resource Research, College of Administrative Science, The Ohio State University, 5701 N. High Street, Worthington, OH 43085 ($0.80)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act