ERIC Number: ED254607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Women, Children, and Poverty in America. A Look at the Problems Facing Low-Income Families Headed by Women and at Some Current and Planned Ford Foundation Responses. A Working Paper.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
The problems facing low-income families headed by women and some current and planned Ford Foundation responses are discussed in this paper. The first section presents a general overview of the problem, with special focus on nonpayment of child support and teenage pregnancy. The debate over the Federal welfare program and other attempts to use public funding to lift women and children out of poverty is summarized. Next, the second section describes selected initiatives supported with Ford Foundation funding to improve the operation of the welfare system, to help teenage mothers and fathers to be good parents, and to persuade teenagers to delay childbearing. Future directions of the Foundation's activity in this area are also discussed. Eight statistical tables are presented, and a bibliography is included. (KH)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Family Income, Fatherless Family, Federal Programs, One Parent Family, Philanthropic Foundations, Poverty Programs, Private Financial Support, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Unwed Mothers, Welfare Services
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43 Street, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Ford Foundation