ERIC Number: ED432688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Progress: Perspectives on the Past, Blueprint for the Future. Conference Proceedings. Women's Policy Research Conference (5th, Washington, D.C., June 12-13, 1998).
Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
This book contains 78 of the approximately 100 conference papers presented, in 6 categories: democracy and society, employment and earnings, family and work, poverty and income, health and well being, and miscellaneous, as well as 7 poster session presentations. Representative papers include the following: "Women's Business Ownership: A Strategy for Shattering the Glass Ceiling" (Jennifer Allyn); "Race, Ethnic and Skill-Based Inequalities in Women's Employment and Wages" (Mary Corcoran, Colleen M. Heflin); "The Big Game: Implementation of Title IX's Athletic Provisions" (Katherine Levy); "The Impact of Proposition 209 on Education, Employment and Contracting Opportunities for Women in California" (Beth H. Parker); "Single-Sex Education: What Does the Research Say?" (Pamela Haag);"Inequality and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Race, Gender, and Leaves from Work" (Naomi Gerstel, Katherine McGonagle); "Public Child Care, Parental Leave, and Employment: A Cross-National Study" (Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, Katherin E. Ross); "Employed Mothers and Fathers in the United States: Understanding How Work and Family Life Fit Together" (Ellen Galinsky, Jennifer E. Swanberg); "Welfare Reform, Care-Taking and Self-Sufficiency: The View from Iowa Women's Lives" (Jacquelyn Litt); "Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future: A Study of Single African American Mothers Who Are Former Welfare Recipients" (Shelly Hentz Williams); "Parents as Scholars: A Model Higher Education Program for Low-Income Women in the New Welfare Landscape" (Luisa S. Deprez, Christine Hastedt, Mary T. Henderson); "Out of Poverty: What Do Education and Training or a Labor Force Attachment Model Offer Low-Income Women in Connecticut?" (Marcia Bok, Nancy Churchill, Louise Simmons); "Moving Families from Welfare to Work: San Francisco TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] Recipients and Federal Welfare Reform" (Ruth Botstein, Stacey Leyton); "Paths to Employment: The Role of Social Networks in the Job Search for African American Women on Welfare in San Francisco" (Karen Chapple); "Barriers in the Transition from Welfare to Paid Work: The Intersection of Gender and Race" (Irene Browne, Ivy Kennelly); "Getting Jobs, Keeping Jobs, and Earning a Living Wage: Can Welfare Reform Work?" (Ariel Kalil); "An Examination of the Effects of Welfare Participation on Women's Wages" (Yin-Fang Lin). (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Blacks, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged, Employed Women, Family Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, Females, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Higher Education, Job Training, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Wages, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
Institute for Women's Policy Research, 1400 20th Street, NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: 202-785-5100; Fax: 202-833-4362; Web site: http://www.iwpr.org ($35).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Russia