ERIC Number: ED376782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Women, Welfare and Higher Education: A Selected Annotated Bibliography.
This annotated bibliography describes 78 resources on improving access to higher education for low income women. It covers the literature for the period 1950 to 1990 and reflects the emergence of a new hybrid policy area that combines higher education and public welfare. Entries either directly address the issue of access to higher education for low income women, or define the larger policy context of this issue. Entries that cover access to higher education for poor women include studies of students who were recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children, surveys of students' needs and experiences drawn from observations of administrators, scholars and policymakers, and policy analysis of conflicts between two overlapping policy areas--state and federal public assistance and financial aid policies. Entries that address the larger policy context include information on three important trends: (1) rapid increases in older women in higher education; (2) increases in low income, single parent families headed by women; and (3) the failure of welfare policies to alleviate the poverty of families headed by women. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Females, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Students, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Change, Student Financial Aid, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Center for Women Policy Studies, 2000 P St., N.W., Suite 508, Washington, DC 20036 ($15).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children