Title page for ETD etd-11152005-152738

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Carville, Lynda W.
URN etd-11152005-152738
Title Barriers to Educational Attainment for Rural Women Exiting Welfare
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Human Ecology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Pamela Ann Monroe Committee Chair
Elizabeth (Betsy) Garrison Committee Member
Fran Lawrence Committee Member
Loren Marks Committee Member
  • education
  • welfare
  • poverty
Date of Defense 2005-10-10
Availability unrestricted
In this paper I look at 12 women who were on welfare and their barriers to becoming self sufficient through education. They are in rural areas in the state of Louisiana and relied on welfare as a support system. I will examine their abilities to eventually obtain education and stable employment. In this paper, I use the qualitative data provided by Dr. Pam Monroe of Louisiana State University to examine the relationships of schooling, skills and recent work experience to the women’s paths to becoming self-sufficient. This study provides information on the extent to which education leads to job stability and the lack of education leads to poverty.
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