ERIC Number: ED186633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Programs, Services, and Agencies Which Address the Employment Needs of the Displaced Homemaker.
Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Douglass Coll.
To survey displaced homemaker services in New Jersey, questionnaires were mailed to 1,200 agencies. The questionnaire, which requested agency descriptions of organization, general services provided, and educational services available, netted a return response rate of 67%. Of the 685 who returned complete questionnaires, 345 (50%) said it did not apply to their agency. Survey results are organized around 19 agency categories, and data are presented with regard to number and rate of response, type of agency funding, characteristics of staff, services provided, types and number of clients served, and commitment to displaced homemakers. In general, many types of services seem available, but few are directed specifically toward serving displaced homemakers. Many agencies are not aware of who a displaced homemaker is or that her needs differ from those of other clients. Most lacking are services related to getting the displaced homemaker through her crisis period. Coordination of services was not apparent. Suggestions are made pertaining to the development of increased numbers of employment, career development, and counseling services for displaced homemakers. (MEK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Douglass Coll.
Identifiers: New Jersey