ERIC Number: ED212902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Women, Work and Welfare. The Final Report of the Work Opportunities Committee.
Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta.
A committee examined the number, type, and quality of work and training opportunities available for heads of households under Maine's Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program and suggested ways to improve them. Comprised of such representatives of the private and public sectors as employers, AFDC recipients, welfare advocates, community based organizations, and members of state departments and agencies, the committee held meetings focusing on the following areas: availability training; AFDC recipient perspectives; employer attitudes; social service and employment and training staff pespectives; cooperative organizations as income saving and producing ventures for AFDC recipients; identifying areas of need for job and economic development efforts, and potential strategies to improve existing programs. After examining these issues, the committee formulated a number of recommendations pertaining to reallocation of resources toward creating employment and training opportunities for those who are able to work. Included among the recommendations were calls for additional income assistance, employment and training, education, job creation, and economic development programs as well as establishment of formal linkages among such programs serving AFDC recipients. (MN)
Descriptors: Coordination, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Females, Financial Support, Investment, Job Development, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Maine