ERIC Number: ED225055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Issues, Policies and Programs for Midlife and Older Women.
King, Nancy R.; Marvel, Marjory G.
Because new programs are being developed throughout the country to address the needs of midlife and older women, the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington, DC, conducted a survey of selected programs and prepared a report based on the results. The Center's purpose was to establish a network through which professionals involved in issues and programs for midlife and older women could exchange ideas, information, and support, and to determine the extent to which the programmatic needs of women over 45 were being met and by whom. Section I provides an overview of the status of midlife and older women in the United States and the major issues and policies which affect them. Section II presents a brief history and description of program and policy developments which benefit midlife and older women. Section III contains descriptions of the 28 programs in the survey, along with a discussion of the survey methodology, an analysis of the survey findings, a conclusion, and recommendations for future program development. In Section IV, a list of selected resources is provided to facilitate further investigation. This report may be useful to program planners, policy-makers, and practitioners engaged in the design, implementation, and evaluation of program models, service delivery systems and policies which affect women in the second half of their lives. (PAS)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Aging (Individuals), Females, Middle Aged Adults, Midlife Transitions, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Actualization, Social Problems
Center for Women Policy Studies, 2000 P Street, N.W., Suite 508, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, DC.