Our Research

In the spring of 2013, the Women’s Fund partnered with a sociology class at Appalachian State University to identify the biggest barriers for women becoming economically self-sufficient in our mountain communities. You can download the research study below.

pdficonIdentifying Barriers to Self-Sufficiency: A Study of Women in the High Country

Thanks to Dr. Cameron Lippard and his senior sociology students for all their hard work making this report possible. And many thanks to our grantee partners for distributing surveys to their clients and helping to arrange focus groups.


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