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ERIC Number: ED379502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 114
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An Evaluation on the Outcomes of the Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program: An Assessment of DHP Graduates from 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992.
Hitchens, Dawn
A study assessed the long-term effectiveness of the Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program (DHP) through graduates' attainment of educational and/or employment goals and the maintenance of self-confidence over time. A total of 5,550 surveys were mailed to DHP graduates of 6 sites participating in this project. The six sites offered continuous services from 1987-92. Approximately 10 percent (n=550) sent in completed survey forms. Approximately 50 percent of the respondents were 46 years or older. Three DHP services were identified as most helpful: rebuilding self-esteem, having the support of others in similar circumstances, and setting goals. Self-confidence levels of DHP graduates increased and stayed higher 6 years after graduation. Fifty-nine percent of DHP graduates were employed, and 34 percent were enrolled in education or training programs. Of the 59 percent that were employed, 54.5 percent worked full time. The average hourly wage was $8.76, or the full-time equivalent of $18,291 per year. The highest paying occupations were professional jobs, skilled trades, and health careers. Forty-six percent were seeking technical and computer training, which indicated an informed choice about high growth occupations. (Appendixes include a list of 25 references, information specific to the six geographic sites, the survey, and executive summary and overview of the report.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington