Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In 1985 there were approximately 446,000 individuals living in poverty in Iowa, which is nearly 15.5% of the state's population of 2.88 million (Welfare Reform in Iowa, 1989). Theisen (1991) stated that nationally, greater than one third of those in poverty are women. Jenkins and Miller (1991) asserted that two out of three adults in poverty today are women and that one half of all households containing people in poverty are headed by women.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Audrey L. Smith
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©1992 Lynda Quame
Quame, Lynda, "Women in poverty: Characteristics, challenges and treatment implications" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 3127.