Seminar class research helps women in the High Country

A senior seminar class for the sociology department at Appalachian State University didn’t do research just for the experience. Instead, they conducted a full study that can help the entire Boone community.

The study, titled “Identifying Barriers to Self-Sufficiency,” was completed in May 2013 and helped the Appalachian Women’s Fund determine what kinds of barriers women in

Watauga County face while trying to become self-sufficient.

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