ERIC Number: ED252644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-9
Reference Count: 0
Job Training Partnership Act and Women. Jobs Watch Alert.
Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Center for National Policy Review.
The question of how women are faring under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) has received little attention. Of particular concern is whether, and how successfully, JTPA is reaching and serving those sub-groups of women in poverty, such as displaced homemakers and AFDC (welfare) mothers, who face particularly difficult barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. U.S. Department of Labor officials, citing high levels of participation by women and welfare recipients in JTPA, claim that the program has been successful for these groups. But an analysis of State JTPA plans from the perspective of women's needs, recent returns from an independent assessment of JTPA impacts, and some reports from the field, suggest some serious deficiencies in JTPA's performance for women, particularly for those most in need of assistance. (Author/RDN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Center for National Policy Review.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Wider Opportunities for Women