Date of Award

5-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Dr. Amos Ajo

Abstract

This study explored the impact of family support systems, employment, education and availability of information on the utilization of social programs by single female-headed families. It attempted to determine if there was a significant relationship between the four variables. A correlation design was used in the study. A questionnaire was administered to 50 single female-headed families in the Brown Street housing complex located in Tuskegee (Macon County), Alabama.

The major findings in the study revealed that there is a significant impact of education on the utilization of social programs by single female-headed families. The study also revealed that employment impacted on the utilization of social programs by single female-headed families.

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