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ERIC Number: ED002022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 26
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THE CONTEMPORARY POVERTY SYNDROME.
LEWIS, HYLAN
THE POVERTY SYNDROME IS A COMBINATION OF MANY NEGATIVE FACTORS, AMONG WHICH ARE LOW INCOME AND ABSENCE OF FAMILY LIFE. THE EROSION OF FAMILY LIFE IN MANY POOR FAMILIES IS DUE LESS TO A LACK OF RECOGNITION AND AFFIRMATION OF SO-CALLED MIDDLE-CLASS VALUES, THAN TO THE INABILITY TO SUPPORT THESE VALUES. BEHAVIOR OF THE BULK OF POOR FAMILIES APPEARS AS PRAGMATIC ADJUSTMENT TO EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL STRESSES AND DEPRIVATIONS, EXPERIENCED IN THE QUEST FOR ESSENTIALLY COMMON VALUES. LIFE CHANCES AND ACTUAL BEHAVIOR OF THE POOR SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH THEIR VALUES AND PREFERENCES. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED TO THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS, APRIL 28,1964.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA