ERIC Number: ED190868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Earning a Breadwinner's Wage: Non-Traditional Jobs for Women on AFDC.
Written for women on Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) who are seeking employment, this booklet is designed to introduce the possibility of taking a non-traditional job (a job traditionally held by men). Chapter 1 discusses the dilemma women heads of households face in finding jobs that will adequately support their families. Chapter 2 outlines the advantages and disadvantages of non-traditional jobs compared to traditional jobs. The third chapter is designed to help the reader define her job skills and interests, especially as they relate to non-traditional jobs. Detailed descriptions of some non-traditional jobs are given in chapter 4. The next chapter describes training options for non-traditional occupations, including the WIN (Work Incentive Program) and CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) programs for which women on AFDC are eligible. Strategies for finding and landing a non-traditional job are presented in the sixth chapter. Chapter 7 covers changes in AFDC, Medicaid, and other benefits when a woman gets a job; ways to arrange for child care; and legal rights on the job. The final chapter is primarily directed toward employment counselors and offers techniques for counseling and placing women in non-traditional jobs. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Planning, Decision Making Skills, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Females, Heads of Households, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information, Unemployment, Vocational Interests, Welfare Recipients
Women's Enterprises of Boston, 739 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Boston.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Women's Enterprises of Boston, Inc., MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act