ERIC Number: ED023754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-31
Reference Count: 0
The Extent of Poverty in the United States 1959 to 1966. Current Population Reports Series P-60, No. 54.
Stein, Robert L.; Kleinfelder, Carlie A.
This report analyzes the incidence of poverty in the U.S. from 1959 to 1966 by family status, color, and sex. The definition of poverty is derived from the Social Security Administration income index. There are indications that although there has been a general decline in poverty since 1959, approximately one family in eight is still below the poverty level in 1966, and the amount of poverty among Negroes and whites remains significantly different. Gains for families headed by men are greater than for those headed by women, with the samllest relative gains shown by nonwhite female-headed households. Nonwhite families, whatever their size, are far more likely to be poor than white families. The racial differential in earnings is clearcut, regardless of occupation. Almost one-fifth of all children are being raised in families with incomes below the poverty level. The major part of the report consists of detailed tables. (NH)
Descriptors: Employment, Family Status, Females, Income, Males, Occupations, One Parent Family, Poverty, Racial Differences, Rural Urban Differences, Sex (Characteristics), Tables (Data)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.