ERIC Number: ED346018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the 1991 Needs Assessment Study of Women and Girls in the Heartland.
Noble, Elizabeth; Klein, Lisa G.
This study was designed to identify and analyze the problems women face in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area. Six major topics were examined in order to determine the significant roles they played in the lives of these women. The topics were health, violence, family and child welfare issues, employment and finance, education, and quality of life. The study conducted a survey of 686 girls and women in the greater Kansas City area, carried out 6 focus groups with women experts in the selected areas of interest, and held interviews with 33 leading service agency program directors in addition to those with local advocacy groups. The data provided a descriptive study and quantitative analysis which revealed that the priorities of women appeared to relate strongly to the socialized role of women. The areas of major concern were health and education and these areas were of concern to both individual women and their families. (KM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Women's Fund of Greater Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Missouri (Kansas City)