ERIC Number: EJ699661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Reference Count: 25
Employment Issues of Women in Jail
Alemagno, Sonia; Dickie, Jill
Journal of Employment Counseling, v42 n2 p67 Jun 2005
This study examines the recent employment history and needs of 110 women held in 2 urban county jails in Ohio. Those who had worked recently were more likely to have a high school education, to have a skill, to have a driver's license with access to a car, and to have dependents. Women who had worked recently were less likely to have a drug or alcohol problem, a chronic medical condition, or a mental disorder. Results indicate that women in jail are more motivated to engage in employment counseling provided that housing and social service needs are addressed.
Descriptors: Females, Employment Patterns, Mental Disorders, Gender Differences, Housing Needs, Institutionalized Persons, Substance Abuse, Career Counseling
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio