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ERIC Number: ED018511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Pages: 102
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE INNER CORE--NORTH, A STUDY OF MILWAUKEE'S NEGRO COMMUNITY.
O'REILLY, CHARLES T.
A STUDY OF THE NEGRO COMMUNITY OF MILWAUKEE PRESENTS DATA ON RESIDENCE, EDUCATION, HOUSING, OCCUPATIONS AND EMPLOYMENT, THE EMERGING MIDDLE CLASS, AND PROGNOSTICATIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE GROWTH OF NEGRO POPULATION. MOST OF THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION WAS DERIVED FROM THE 1960 CENSUS, WITH COMPARISONS CONTINUALLY MADE TO THE 1950 CENSUS FIGURES. AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEGRO COMMUNITY POINTS TO THE RAPID POPULATION GROWTH SINCE 1950, TO THE INCREASED BIRTHRATE, AND TO THE YOUNGER CHARACTER OF THE POPULATION. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY RECENT ARRIVALS, MOST OF WHOM LIVE IN PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO AREAS. WOMEN OUTNUMBER MEN, AND THE FREQUENCY OF BROKEN MARRIAGES AND ONE-PARENT FAMILIES IS GREATER AMONG NEGROES THAN AMONG WHITES. EXTENSIVE WELFARE SERVICES ARE REQUIRED FOR SUBSTANTIAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS. MORE NEGROES THAN WHITES ARE FUNCTIONAL ILLITERATES, WHO DO NOT COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE AND WHO LAG BEHIND AGE PEERS IN SCHOOL. HOUSING RANGES FROM POOR TO GOOD, AND RENTALS ARE COMPARABLE TO CITYWIDE COSTS. IN EMPLOYMENT, NEGROES ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN SKILLED AND SEMISKILLED OCCUPATIONS. ON THE BASIS OF INCOME AND EDUCATION AS SOCIAL CLASS INDICATORS, FROM 20 TO 25 PERCENT OF THE CITY'S NEGROES ARE MIDDLE CLASS. THIS MIDDLE CLASS "CAN SERVE AS A MODEL" FOR DEPRIVED NEGROES BY INDICATING GOALS AND DIRECTIONS TOWARD FULL INTEGRATION. MAPS, TABLES, AND CHARTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Social Welfare.
Identifiers: WISCONSIN; Wisconsin (Milwaukee)