ERIC Number: ED176026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Displaced Homemakers in North Dakota. Research Series No. 73.
Elhardt, Dale; Elhardt, LaDonna
Three hundred and forty-one North Dakota women, classified as displaced homemakers, were interviewed to gather information on their backgrounds, experienced problems, and perceived needs. Data analysis showed that displaced women tend to be poor and tend to move to the job market upon their change in marital status. Job market involvement is most successful for those with the most prior work experience and those with more education. Further, their work is more continuous and economically motivated after displacement. Economic problems were most pervasive, followed by psychological problems and social relationship problems. The ranked pervasiveness of problems varied by age, marital status, and income level. In general, problems were more severe and more pervasive for those under thirty-five and for the divorced. Economic problems were most persistent, followed by psychological and social relationship problems. Perception of services needed by the displaced did not vary appreciably by age. According to the respondents, the most important services would be oriented toward dealing with psychological problems. Next in importance were services relating to skill testing and development, followed by those relating to social relationships. Considered least important were services relating to consumer affairs and job placement or job hunting. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age, Displaced Homemakers, Economic Status, Educational Background, Emotional Problems, Employment Experience, Employment Problems, Family Problems, Females, Financial Problems, Income, Legal Problems, Marital Status, Needs Assessment, Participant Characteristics, Problems, Psychological Services, Research Reports, Services, Social Problems, Social Services, Special Health Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck. Research Coordinating Unit.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota