ERIC Number: EJ665156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Barriers to Employment for Welfare Recipients: The Role of Race/Ethnicity.
Garcia, John A.; Harris, Randall D.
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v10 n4 p21-41 2001
A study examined barriers to employment faced by 4,014 welfare recipients in Merced County, California. Ethnic groups differed in the importance of various barriers to workforce entry: educational attainment; family composition; and lack of work experience, vocational training, English language fluency, a vehicle, or driver's license. Asians, largely Laotian and Hmong refugees, faced the most barriers. Implications for service delivery and intervention are discussed. (Contains 32 references.) (TD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act