The Resource Factors associated with the successful and unsuccessful transition from welfare to work among women participating in a mid-western work-readiness program, by Constance R. Adams

Factors associated with the successful and unsuccessful transition from welfare to work among women participating in a mid-western work-readiness program, by Constance R. Adams

Label
Factors associated with the successful and unsuccessful transition from welfare to work among women participating in a mid-western work-readiness program
Title
Factors associated with the successful and unsuccessful transition from welfare to work among women participating in a mid-western work-readiness program
Statement of responsibility
by Constance R. Adams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that were effective for one group of recipients and those same factors that were ineffective for another group of TANF recipients in their transitions from welfare to work. The participants for this study consisted of 14 African American and Caucasian current and former welfare mothers. Participants were divided into two groups: four successful black and four successful white participants and three unsuccessful black and three unsuccessful white participants. A questionnaire was used to gather data on characteristics of participants and their ratings of the importance of a number of variables associated with transitioning off welfare. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: Part 1 addressed questions about life on welfare; Part 2 contained questions about participation in a work-readiness program; and Part 3 addressed variables pertaining to demographics. Qualitative statistics (grounded theory) was the primary method of data analysis used in this study. Descriptive statistics (frequencies, means, and percentages) were used to analyze the quantitative data. Results suggested that psychosocial characteristics, inclusive of motivational factors played a role in successfully transitioning from welfare to work. Concern for the respondents' children was an additional factor in assisting with the decision to leave welfare. As a result of the qualitative findings, three themes emerged: determination, providing a better life for children, and the continual reliance upon formal supports (i.e., Medicaid, Section 8 or public housing, and food stamps)
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Constance R.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2002.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
  • United States.
  • Welfare recipients
  • Federal aid to public welfare
  • Public welfare
  • Aid to families with dependent children programs
Target audience
specialized
Label
Factors associated with the successful and unsuccessful transition from welfare to work among women participating in a mid-western work-readiness program, by Constance R. Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 140-149)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51090032
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 150 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Factors associated with the successful and unsuccessful transition from welfare to work among women participating in a mid-western work-readiness program, by Constance R. Adams
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 140-149)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51090032
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 150 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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