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ERIC Number: ED256407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 189
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
In America and in Need: Immigrant, Refugee, and Entrant Women.
Spero, Abby
This report presents analysis, findings, and recommendations from a study of certain members of the "new wave" immigrant population, specifically Southeast Asian women, Haitian women, and Hispanic women. After an executive summary of the study's objectives, background, and findings, the two phases of the project are described: (1) the collection and analysis of the available data to produce a population profile of the groups; and (2) the holding of dialogues between service providers and members of the immigrant groups. The dialogues, which were held in communities with high concentrations of the new wave populations, centered on the identification of specific problems and concrete solutions. Chapters 1 to 3, which discuss Southeast Asian refugees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, and Hispanic immigrants, include gross population profiles, selected demographic and socio-economic characteristics, labor force and economic characteristics, utilization of social support services, and specific problems encountered by the immigrant groups. These chapters provide selected essays on particular problems facing the immigrant groups and sub-populations. Chapter 4 discusses programs and policies related to helping new wave women enter the workforce. Chapter 5 presents major report recommendations in the areas of providing training programs; improving Job Training Partnership Act programs; providing child care and transportation; improving the collection of data; planning with diversity in mind; expanding mental health services; creating housing; improving the nature and delivery of welfare benefits; clarifying the legal status of entrants; and reconsidering the plight of undocumented Hispanic women. Appendices include data sources and information on the legal status of newcomers. (HB)
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($35.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Language: English
Sponsor: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.