ERIC Number: ED255257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Economic Status of Women Pursuing Education at a Two-Year College.
Martin, Oneida L.
The financial need to work, coupled with the need for further educational skills to obtain well-paying positions has ignited a dual conflict for women. A study was conducted to investigate the economic status of adult women attending a two-year college, and to determine if there were significant differences between single, married, and divorced/separated females. A sample of 50 full-time women students attending a small urban two-year college was randomly selected for the study. A three-page questionnaire was used to gather descriptive information about the students and their family background; the current economic status of the women; the relationship between economic support and the students' ability to continue their education; and the students' economic expectations with educational training. Study findings included the following: (1) 39% of the students had grants and 29% had loans; (2) 67% were working; (3) 71% were mothers, and 23% were household heads; (4) 46% had personal incomes under $5,000; (5) 93% reported that they would be unable to continue their education if financial assistance were eliminated; and (6) 96% said they would seek employment immediately after graduation, and 44% said they expected to earn between $10,000 and $15,000 after completing their education. (LAL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).