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ERIC Number: ED002029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar-19
Pages: 19
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POVERTY AND THE BEHAVIOR OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.
JEFFERS, CAMILLE; LEWIS, HYLAN
THE PURPOSE WAS TO DRAW SOME RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POVERTY AND BEHAVIOR, SPECIFICALLY ANALYZING THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT EFFECTS OF INADEQUATE INCOME ON LOW-INCOME MOTHERS' CHILD-REARING PRIORITIES AND ON RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PARENTS. LOW-INCOME MOTHERS SHOW CONSIDERABLE SATISFACTION WITH THE CHILD-REARING ROLE, BUT FEEL THEMSELVES LEAST ADEQUATE TO PROVIDE FOR THE CHILDREN THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT--THE CHILDREN'S PRESENT AND FUTURE LIFE POSITIONS. DEFINITION OF THE HUSBAND AND FATHER AS GOOD OR BAD IS RELATED DIRCTLY TO THE AMOUNT AND FLOW OF INCOME, AND ESPECIALLY TO THE WAY IN WHICH THE AVAILABLE INCOME IS HANDLED. THE INSTABILITY OF MANY LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IS DUE LESS TO LACK OF RECOGNITION OF, AND AFFIRMATION OF, SO-CALLED MIDDLE-CLASS VALUES THAN TO THE FINANCIAL CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT THESE VALUES AND TO AFFORD THE TASTES AND WISHES THAT BIND THE POOR INEXTRICABLY TO THE LARGER SOCIETY.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA