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Making Economic Growth Work for Poor Women: Women in Electronics

From 1982 to 1983, Women in Electronics was a program designed by MDC in partnership with private business to prepare unemployed women with limited prior education and training to enter and advance in jobs in the electronics industry in Research Triangle Park.

This report summarizes the major strategies employed by the demonstration and the long-term impact of the program on participants. It includes a comparison of the economic status of graduates with several comparison groups six months after program intervention and an analysis of the economic status of program graduates 18 months after program completion. The report concludes with an assessment of the feasibility of replicating demonstration techniques in other expanding economies.