ERIC Number: ED162045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Employment and Economic Issues of Low-Income Women: Report of a Project.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
A series of consultations between low-income women and representatives of local and State service agencies in the Department of Labor's ten regions was undertaken to examine the needs, issues, and circumstances that affect the employment opportunities of low-income women. Each central consultation was preceded by several smaller meetings, attended primarily by low-income women. A national seminar of representatives elected at each consultation was held to focus attention on the issues raised by the women at the regional meetings. Each region conducted the project with some variety in number and type of participants and issues raised. At the national seminar, held at the White House, concerns of transportation, the welfare system, child care, and discrimination were voiced to Federal administrators. The administrators responded with advice that women become a political power group in order to receive their share of dollars for programs. After the project's conclusion, follow-up activities in different regions attempted to work toward change in individual communities which would fulfill women's needs regarding information, employment, discrimination, welfare, transportation, language, health, and housing. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.