ERIC Number: ED220389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Report on Annual Women's Re-Entry Program Workshop (4th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 31, 1981).
This report briefly describes presentations made at a re-entry workshop which was sponsored by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women. The 45 participants included representatives from post-secondary programs and institutions throughout the state. The purpose of this workshop was to provide information to state institutions and agencies which seek to respond to the needs of displaced homemakers who become re-entry students. In the welcome and opening remarks, the chairperson of the workshop stated that 50% of all women in this country die alone and in poverty. Two factors which affect this dramatic statistic were cited. First, on the average, females continue to earn only 59% of the average male wage. Second, when homemakers lose that position there are no retirement benefits and no income, and they hold skills that are difficult to transfer to the out-of-the-home job market. During this transition from the private sphere of home and family to the public sphere of job and wages the need for assistance is greatly heightened. Workshop presentations were made on the following topics: innovative educational programs; daycare on campus/cooperatives; sex equity issues; re-entry service directory; on-campus re-entry student services; and nonfederal program funding. (RM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Commission on the Status of Women, Albuquerque.
Note: The agenda was developed from a pre-workshop survey conducted by the New Mexico Displaced Homemakers' Office.