ERIC Number: EJ936008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Responding to Hard Times in the "Big Easy": Meeting the Vocational Needs of Low-Income African American New Orleans Residents
Lyons, Heather Z.
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n4 p290-301 Jun 2011
The already limited vocational prospects of low-income African Americans in New Orleans were further devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill added to the devastation, highlighting the continued vulnerability of New Orleanians seeking employment. As a result, opportunities persist for vocational practitioners to lend their expertise. In this article, the post-Katrina vocational situation of low-income African American residents is conceptualized using Bronfenbrenner's (1977) ecological model. Furthermore, needed interventions are described at each level of this ecological model.
Descriptors: African Americans, Low Income Groups, Barriers, Employment Opportunities, Weather, Natural Disasters, Musicians, Community Needs, Career Counseling, Trauma, Unemployment, Predictor Variables, Transportation, Employer Attitudes, Intervention, Unions, Systems Approach, Minimum Wage, Government Role, Racial Bias, Change Agents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana