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ERIC Number: ED324454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The More Things Change...A Status Report on Displaced Homemakers and Single Parents in the 1980s.
Pearce, Diana
This publication presents profiles of displaced homemakers and single parents through analyses from estimates from the Current Population Survey conducted in March 1989. Section 1 on displaced homemakers focuses on three areas. The first part presents a demographic profile of displaced homemakers: their marital status (how they became displaced homemakers), race, and family status (whether they have children). The second part focuses on their economic status, including their employment patterns, educational attainment, and the incidence of poverty and near poverty among displaced homemakers. The third part discusses homeownership rates and living arrangements, particularly the phenomenon of "doubling up" (displaced homemakers who share the housing of relatives and nonrelatives). A fourth part shows distribution by state and region. Section 2 provides the same analyses for single parents as are found in the first three parts of the section on displaced homemakers. Section 3 is a demographic profile of women raising children alone. Thirty charts are included. The report concludes with a section of implications for service providers, for public policy, for nongovernmental income support, and for employers. (YLB)
National Displaced Homemakers Network, 1411 K Street, NW, Suite 930, Washington, DC 20005 ($18.00 plus $1.80 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Displaced Homemakers Network, Washington, DC.