A Model Displaced Homemakers' Program Within A Jewish Vocational Service Agency
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
Keywords: Social Services; Employment; Gender
Coverage: United States
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.