ERIC Number: ED183761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Displaced Homemaker in New York State: A Needs Assessment.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
Using selected existing data bases and field verification procedures, a project provided estimates of the number of displaced homemakers in New York State (by county) and detailed related educational needs. A minimum of 100,000 and a maximum of 673,700 women ages 35-64 were estimated as widowed, divorced, or separated, not in the labor force, and recieving no recorded income (displaced homemakers). In a statewide verification study, 30% of selected personnel in agencies likely to deal with displaced homemakers agreed with the higher figure, 10% named the lower figure, and 61% replied "don't know." Another section of the verification study identified jobs or careers, and self image as dimensions critical to displaced homemakers in over 50% of the responses, identifying the factors in seven priority areas. However, in the same survey, less than 50% of the agencies said they were prepared to respond to any one of the seven highest priority areas. The major emphasis of most available programs and services are educational and career oriented. Project outcomes indicate that the most efficacious approach for serving displaced homemakers appears to be a regional or community based cooperative effort that specifies current and anticipated programs and services available at educational and other service agencies. In identifying four need stages of displaced homemakers (personal adjustment, career adjustment, program participation, and support and followup), an interrelationship between agencies and need stages is emphasized. (Six appendixes include survey instruments and data summaries.) (MEK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York