ERIC Number: ED209560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Displaced Homemakers Research Project. Final Report.
Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, Inc., IN.; Employment Training and Educational Services, Inc., Bluffton, IN.
An Indiana study was conducted to research adequacy of employment and training programs to displaced homemakers, assess characteristics of displaced homemakers, assess effectiveness of past and current programs, and make recommendations. Information on characteristics of displaced homemakers was gained from 280 respondents at six workshops, 146 respondents to demographic data sheets, and personal interviews completed by 49 displaced homemakers. Twenty-four interviews with community agencies and 15 linkaqe interviews provided data on programmatic needs, services presently provided, duplications and gaps in services, linkages, and barriers to linkages. Findings indicated that existing training and employment services were adequate but potential participants were not served due to lack of programs in many areas of the state or non-eligibility. The typical displaced homemaker was over 35 and white, had no more than a twelfth grade education, earned less than $5000, and was unskilled or semi-skilled and currently unemployed. In 1980-81 there were seven programs in Indiana. Recommendations included an improved image for vocational education, definition for and means to identify the displaced homemaker, visible coordinating mechanisms for services, and continuance of programs and the role of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act in the programs. (Appendixes include instruments, workshop materials, dissemination report, and bibliography.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Office of Occupational Development, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, Inc., IN.; Employment Training and Educational Services, Inc., Bluffton, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana