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A Model Displaced Homemakers' Program Within A Jewish Vocational Service Agency

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Publication Date: March 1979

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)

Author(s): Eugene Greenspan

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 55-3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Social Services; Employment; Gender

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The author presents a theoretical model program with which Jewish agencies might assist "displaced homemakers." These are mature women entering the workforce unexpectedly due to divorce or widowhood. Such women often encounter barriers such as discrimination, difficulties regarding child-care, and other problems stemming from extensive time spent out of the workforce. The author's model program would provide counseling, training, job placement, advocacy, follow-up, and other support services.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.3, Spring 1979.